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1.  Can I still renew my work permit under the DACA Law?

Yes, as of October 2018 you can still renew your employment authorizartion document under the DACA provision of the Immigration Law, but no new applications are being accepted.

2.  How much am I going to pay to the Immigration Service to apply for this new Law?

 The Immigration fees are $410 for the work permit and $85 for the fingerprinting, for a total of $495, the full amount must be mailed along with the applications.

3.  According to the new Law we will be issued a Document Valid for 2 years only, will we be able to renew it?

Yes, the Law provides for renewal of the document for another 2 years after the initial period has expired. 

4.  I am a minor under 15 years of age, can I apply for this program?

 The latest instructions of the Immigration Service specify that only persons between 15 and 30 years of age can apply.

5.  I did not finished High School and I am already working, I am still under 31 years of age, do I qualify under this Law? 

According to the requirements listed on the Homeland Security Memorandum you will have to obtain your GED, or have served in the Coast Guard or Armed Forces to qualify.

6.  I entered the United States illegaly when I was 5 years old and I was not inspected by an Immigration officer, how am I going to prove the time I have been living here?

For a minor, school and medical records are the best way to prove your stay in the U.S. in the form of report cards, school diplomas, cumulative records, immunization reports, etc.

7.  Since I do not have a valid Identification Card, what documents will I need to present to verify my identity?

Your original birth certificate and a valid official identification document from your country of origin (Passport or Consular I.D.) are the most important documents you need to provide, along with school and medical records. If you don't have one make arrangements to get one as soon as possible. It is very important because 3-4 weeeks after you  file the applications you will be scheduled for fingerprinting at a local Immigration office and you must present a valid (not expired) photo I.D. at that time, otherwise you will loose the appointment for failing to identify yourself.

8.  What do they mean when they say you shouldn't have criminal record?

According to Immigration rules if you have one felony or three or more misdeamenors you can not apply under this Law. But if you had any arrests you should go to the court where you appeared before a Judge and ask for the "Court disposition" report to verify the final outcome of your case.

9.  I am under 31 years of age and meet all the requirements but I married 2 years ago, can I still apply?

Yes, you can still apply, the Homeland Security Memorandum does not mention anything about your marital status being important for qualifying under this Law.

10.  What is the deadline for applying under the Dream Act?

There is no deadline for applying under this law, please make sure you submit the applications with enough documentation to receive your work permit without any delays, do not rush into sending an incomplete application.

11.  My work permit will expire in 6 months, when can I start the renewal process ?

You can renew your work permit as early at least 5 months before the expiration date of your document.