E-filing DACA: An Important Improvement for USCIS

On April 12, 2022, USCIS announced the commencement of an electronic filing option for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals.

This is EXTREMELY important in:

  1. Reducing Processing times
  2. Reducing costs associated with mailing (est. $9-$15) the DACA Renewals every 24 months (realistically every 19 months)
  3. Allowing the DACA Applicant to see UP-TO-DATE information on the filing, which is important for those working and needing the ability to drive
  4. Provide the option to submit any requested documentation electronically (versus mailing), such as a copy of the Previous EAD Card or a minor traffic violation revealed from the Background Check
  5. (And For Those That Have An Attorney Assisting in Renewals) It may reduce or eliminate legal fees.

If you do not have an Online USCIS Account and you need to Renew your DACA within the next 150 – 120 days, it doesn’t hurt to check out the Online USCIS Account. The platform may be “foreign and bulky” at first, but it is very user-friendly once you get used to it.

Additionally, the part that is most exciting, this move to electronically file DACA Renewal Filing is estimated to move about 6% of all USCIS Filings in a year (about 450,000 immigration filings) to a format/platform that is extremely efficient for USCIS Officers. 6% may seem like a small number, but with every little addition to the USCIS Online System, USCIS moves 1 step closer to an efficient electronic-based system (versus an ancient paper-based system) and a step closer to reaching a final solution to USCIS’s greatest issue: Extremely long immigration backlogs.


Source: https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/news-releases/uscis-announces-online-filing-for-daca-renewal-forms




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