- USCIS has announced that online filing is now available for DACA renewals
- Individuals previously granted DACA must create online accounts to file certain forms electronically
- Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, may be filed online
- Requestors can pay fees, send messages, track USCIS immigration requests, and respond to RFEs through their account
- USCIS will continue to accept paper copies of all forms that can be filed online
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows people who were previously granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) benefits to file certain forms electronically.
USCIS is offering more online filing options for particular DACA recipients as part of its effort to move away from paper records and make more of its processes electronic. Additionally, USCIS hopes to make its operations more efficient and effective for applicants, petitioners, requestors, and stakeholders.
What are the Changes?
Individuals who have previously been granted DACA must create a USCIS account to file certain forms electronically. DACA recipients must file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and a Form I-765 Worksheet to support filing for DACA. Additionally, they must file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. To file electronically, a DACA requestor must first set up a USCIS online account to submit forms, pay fees, and track the status of USCIS immigration requests through the adjudication process. Requestors can also communicate with USCIS using an account inbox, and they can respond electronically to Requests for Evidence (RFEs).
Form I-821D can be found online through USCIS’s Forms Available to File Online page. Although there are now 13 forms that can be filed online, USCIS will still accept paper versions of all documents.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Frank Fogelbach, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services