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DACA recipients can renew their status online

On Behalf of | Apr 28, 2022 | Immigration

Immigrating to the United States can be a long and difficult process. This is all the more true if you plan to live and work in the state of Mississippi. However, a new series of reforms has made matters a bit more manageable. You can take advantage of these new policies to renew your DACA status over the web.

USCIS accepts online applications for DACA renewal

You should be aware that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now implementing a new procedure of renewing DACA status online. This is a move that is designed to streamline this often long and tedious application process.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was first introduced during the administration of Barack Obama. The idea is to give a permanent work permit to some 800,000 previously undocumented immigrants. These are mostly people who were brought to the U.S. as children.

In addition to receiving a work permit, they will also receive a level of vigilant, although still temporary, protection from being deported solely on citizenship status. This is an arrangement that will change the way application renewals are handled in the future.

What is the process of renewing online?

Renewing your DACA status is a vital part of the ongoing naturalization process. DACA recipients will now be able to renew their status every two years. The fee for doing so will be nearly $500. Up to this point, this paperwork needed to be mailed to the agency. The time it took the agency to respond could be a period of up to two months.

The option to file on the web will only be available for those who have already been granted DACA status. These people will be permitted to file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, on the web.

There are also a number of other forms that must be filed at the same time. These will include Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and Form I-765 Worksheet. Full directions for doing so can be found at the official USCIS site on the web.

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