The Department of Homeland Security sent an email alert on September 22, 2021, announcing the CIS Ombudsman’s tips for submitting a request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The tips include:

  • File as early as possible. USCIS recommends that applicants submit a DACA renewal request 150 to 120 days before the expiration date on the current Form I-797, Notice of Action, and Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Make sure your request is complete. This includes submitting the most recent versions of Forms I-821D, I-765, and the I-765 Worksheet.
  • Check USCIS processing times.
  • No expedites.

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