DACA Applicants and Recipients

Last Updated: 25 JULY 2017

In the aftermath of the U.S. election result, EBSC has the following procedures for DACA applicants and DACA recipients:


Initial DACA Applicants:

EBSC is currently not processing initial (first time) DACA applications unless you already have a pending immigration application with USCIS, such as a U visa application.

If your initial DACA application is currently pending with USCIS, you must wait until USCIS makes a decision on your case. Make sure to attend your biometrics (fingerprint) appointment. If you have not received an appointment yet, please contact us at daca@eastbaysanctuary.org


Renewal DACA Applicants:

Please be prepared to bring documents/information below to your appointment:

  • Work Permit
  • Social Security Number
  • Your Passport (old and new) IF you have had one before
  • 2 passport size pictures (We can take passport size photos in our office for $5)
  • Your income information if you are working
  • $495 in money order or personal check
  • If you have previously applied for DACA on your own or with a help of another organization or an attorney, please make sure to bring a copy of your previous DACA application forms (Form I-821D, I-765, and I-765WS).
  • If you have traveled under advance parole, please bring your passport and stamped advance parole document (Form I-512)

If your DACA and work permit expire within 6 months:

If your DACA and work permit expire in 6 – 12 months:

  • It is up to you if you want to renew your DACA and work permit.
  • There is a possibility that USCIS may reject your renewal application because you are trying to renew your DACA too early, but a rejection of an application does not affect your current immigration status negatively.

If your DACA and work permit expire in more than 12 months:

  • We advise you not to renew your DACA right now as we think USCIS may reject your application as being filed too early.

Below are links to resources with further information:

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