Dear Clients and Friends,
USCIS is still accepting INITIAL applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA and now will begin accepting DACA RENEWALS for those who qualify.
Applicants for RENEWAL should apply between 150 to 120 days prior to the expiration of their EAD cards (work authorization documents.)
Applications CANNOT be filed more than 150 days prior to EAD card expiration and, in order to be “covered” by a work authorization extension if necessary, SHOULD be filed at least 120 days before card expires.
BIC will begin helping file DACA renewals as of Monday 6/30/2014 for those who qualify.
All DACA clients- new or having been served by BIC in the past- will need to have a consultation with a counselor prior to having their renewal form prepared by us. At this appointment we will determine if you qualify for renewal and, if so, tell you how you can apply on your own or with our representation.
You can book a consult now by calling BIC or try coming to one of our Wednesday Walk-in Clinics. http://berkshireic.com/?page_id=213
We look forward to continuing to assist you and hope you will help us spread the word to others who may benefit from this important opportunity!
The Berkshire Immigrant Center
The link below has a list of websites with DACA resources:
We also recommend that you join the DACA renewal network:
Official USCIS Information on DACA:
New I-821D form (Rev. 06/04/2014) and instructions
Information for initial applicants
Information about Renewals
USCIS en Español: