UPDATE: As of SEPTEMBER 29, 2020, we are NO LONGER able to COVER THE $495 GOVERNMENT APPLICATION FEE under our State of California Grant. We can still provide free legal assistance preparing and submitting applications for income-eligible individuals, though. The Trump administration also announced future approved cases will only provide one year of DACA protection instead of two years. USCIS IS ONLY ACCEPTING RENEWAL APPLICATIONS 150 DAYS from their current expiration date.
This is a difficult time for everyone, especially undocumented individuals and families. While our office has formally closed for in-person appointments, we at World Relief want to do what we can to help DACA applicants like you renew and maintain their status. The State of California has provided us another round of DACA renewal assistance funding, meaning we can prepare and submit your application for free for income-eligible individuals, but we cannot cover the $495 government fee. Because we are currently not permitted to have in-person appointments, it means that we’ll have to get a little creative to provide you the services remotely. Please read the following overview to get a sense of what to expect. Then, if you’re ready to apply, follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Here’s an overview of the process:
You will first complete an online screening form. After we review it, we’ll send you another email with additional instructions. We will send you electronic forms to complete online, and request that you send us a scanned copy of a past DACA application so we and pre-fill your new forms. We will then have a video review appointment where we will go over the draft forms with you. After this, the attorney on staff will complete a final review. We’ll then have you scan your required documentation, sign and scan the required form pages, and email them back to us. After that, we package everything and submit the forms on your behalf. You are responsible for mailing or providing the check or money order for the $495 fee.
You’ll need the following skills in order to complete the process:
You will need to be able to:
- Access a personalized OneDrive folder online via a link
- Upload files to the internet
- Scan documents
- Attend an online video review call
You will need some equipment and/or an app:
- A computer or tablet with Adobe Reader installed so you can edit and save PDF forms
- Scanner: If you don’t have a scanner at home, we recommend the app Genius Scan (available for free from the App Store and Google Play store)
- Printer: If you don’t have access to a printer, we will have to mail you the final forms. This will slow down the processing of your case, and so we recommend trying to find access to a printer.
Unfortunately, if you do not think you can complete these operations, we will not be able to serve you until coronavirus-related restrictions on meeting face-to-face are relaxed.
Please be sure to read the important update at the top of this page. If you are interested, the first step is to complete our online eligibility screening form at https://bit.ly/WRSDACAeligibility
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 916-978-3410.
The Immigration Legal Services team at World Relief Sacramento