When should I submit my DACA renewal application to USCIS?

USCIS recommends that you submit a renewal request between 150 to 120 days (5 to 4 months) before your current Employment Authorization Document (EAD) expires. 

Renewal requests received earlier than 150 days in advance will be accepted by USCIS, but this could result in an overlap between your current DACA and your renewal. This means that your renewal period may end up being less than a full two years from the expiration date of your current EAD.

You can use NILC’s DACA Renewal Calculator to find out when the USCIS-recommended application window begins and ends for you. However, please note using the tool should not take the place of getting advice from a qualified expert. We recommend that you consult an immigration lawyer or a nonprofit legal service provider for legal advice on your specific case.

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