DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

DACA can be broken into two types, Initial Filing and Renewals.

(1) For an initial filing of DACA, the applicant may apply to receive DACA if they meet 100% of the eligibility requirements. The Eligibility requirements are provided below. Please note, a substantial amount of evidence is required by USCIS in an Initial DACA Filing.

(2) For a renewal of DACA, the applicant should renew between 150 days and 120 days before their DACA expiration date. Filing during this window will minimize the possibility that a current period of DACA will expire before an applicant receives a decision on their renewal request.

We at Fickey Martinez Law Firm offer services to DACA Applicants and Current DACA Holders. Please look below at our expected fee and the expected USCIS processing fees:

Case Type Attorney Fee USCIS Filing Fee A Little More Info:
Initial DACA $1205 $495 This is available for eligible people who meet all of the DACA requirements.

Calling our office to determine eligibility is recommended. Our Staff and Attorney will closely review your situation to determine eligibility and the possibility of complications.

Basic DACA Requirements:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  • Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  • Are currently enrolled in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Renewing DACA $505 $495 This is available for DACA Holders that have an expiring/expired EAD Card.