Renew DACA Today

Renew DACA Today

The recent federal court decision (1/9/18) and overall uncertainty regarding the future of DACA makes it of utmost importance (IF YOU QUALIFY) to submit your application ASAP. Please read below for eligibility and instructions to renew DACA.

If your work authorization/DACA status EXPIRED ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 OR WILL EXPIRE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS*: YOU CAN FILE AN APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL. (*there is no precise cutoff date as of today; the deadline is six months from each day DACA is still in effect; for example, as of today, 1/23/2018, the deadline is 7/23/2018; tomorrow, however, as long as DACA is still in effect, it will be 7/24/2018)

If your work authorization/DACA status EXPIRED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 OR WAS TERMINATED AT ANY TIME: YOU CAN FILE AN INITIAL APPLICATION NOW. 

Northern Manhattan Coalition of Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) has graciously agreed to assist John Jay students with DACA renewals at their offices in Uptown Manhattan FOR FREE.  NMCIR attorneys will help you: 

  1. Fill out your DACA renewal application*
  2. Submit your Hispanic Federation DACA Renewal Scholarship
  3. Pay for postage and send the entire file to USCIS
  4. Follow up with you/USCIS while your application is being processed

 

NMCIR is located at 5030 Broadway, #639, which is right off the 215th Street 1 train stop.

TO SECURE APPOINTMENT FOR DACA RENEWAL WITH NMCIR ASAP, email Dr. Isabel Martinez, imartinez@jjay.cuny.edu.  Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number in the message.  SHE WILL IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE YOUR INFORMATION AND THE HISPANIC FEDERATION DACA RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP LETTER OF SUPPORT TO NMCIR TO BEGIN YOUR RENEWAL PROCESS. NMCIR WILL FOLLOW UP WITH AN APPOINTMENT DATE/TIME. FREE ROUNDTRIP METROCARDS will be provided to the first 25 students who contact Dr. Martinez to make an appointment with NMCIR.

*TO RENEW DACA (I-765 & I-821D) BRING:

See more information on DACA renewals (English and Spanish).

  1. Work Authorization
  2. Social Security Card
  3. (if applicable) Deportation order or criminal disposition dated after your first application
  4. 2 passport style photos 
  5. Cost for immigration money order $495 (unless you’re applying for the scholarship)
  6. If you filed your first application elsewhere, please bring it/all materials you used to file with you

 

DACA Renewals January 2018 infographic

DACA RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP

**TO APPLY FOR THE HF DACA RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP. You can qualify for the Hispanic Federation DACA Renewal Scholarship ($495 sent directly to USCIS) if you renew through NMCIR, bring the scholarship materials (including the 500-700 word essay) with you to your appointment, and can demonstrate financial need. To do this, you must:

  1. Complete Scholarship Application and bring with you to NMCIR
  2. Bring evidence of financial need (see application for details) 
  3. Write and bring a 500-700 word essay (see application for details)