We HIGHLY encourage you to secure registration for a virtual DACA
Renewal Clinic at least six months before the expiration date on
your EAD (Employment Authorization Document/work permit) to minimize
the risk of a lapse in your DACA status.
NOTE: Our virtual DACA renewal clinics fill up fast, and
typically fill out at least one month in advance.
NWIRP, through its partnership with Microsoft and with the law firm of
Perkins Coie LLP, offers free monthly virtual DACA clinics to assist
clients seeking to renew their DACA status. We want to extend our
deepest gratitude to our partners at Microsoft and Perkins Coie LLP (and
all those involved in making these virtual DACA clinics possible) who
continue to serve our clients during these challenging times.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all clinics remain virtual at this
See below for the current DACA Clinic schedule. Please click the
“Register for a DACA Renewal Clinic” button below to verify your
eligibility to attend and to register for a virtual DACA renewal clinic.
View Upcoming DACA Renewal Clinics
Register for a DACA Renewal Clinic
DACA Renewal Clinics – Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I qualify for a virtual DACA Renewal Clinic
Currently, virtual DACA Renewal Clinic appointments are reserved for
clients who meet the following criteria:
1. Your DACA status is current (the expiration date can be found in
the lower right corner of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD
/ work permit)) OR your DACA status expired less than nine months from
when you are seeking to renew.
2. You have no new criminal charges or arrest history since your last
DACA renewal application was submitted. (Minor traffic violations such
as speeding and parking tickets are not considered criminal charges.)
3. You currently reside in Washington State. (If you live outside of
Washington State, please visit
which provides a map of resource providers near you.)
If you meet these criteria, you are eligible for a virtual DACA
Renewal Clinic appointment. If you are unsure if you qualify please
call the DREAMLine (855-313-7326) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday to speak with our clinic coordinator to assess whether
we can help you.
How much does it cost to attend a virtual DACA Renewal Clinic?
Thanks to our generous partners at Microsoft and Perkins Coie LLP and
to the volunteers who continue to serve our clients, our DACA renewal
clinics are completely free.
Please note that there are costs associated with submitting a DACA
renewal application. These include the cost associated with
obtaining two passport-style photos, and a money order or check for
$495 payable to the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
How do I sign up for a virtual DACA Renewal Clinic?
You have two options to register for a virtual DACA
1. Online: Go to the “Register for a DACA Renewal
Clinic” link across the top of this page to register online
2. Via Phone: Call the DREAMLine (855-313-7326) from
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday to register by speaking with
our clinic coordinator.
Can I pick the date of the virtual DACA Renewal Clinic I attend?
Yes. Whether you sign up by using the online format or calling the
DREAMLine, you can pick which of our available virtual DACA Renewal
Clinic dates you wish to attend, space permitting.
Please keep in mind that, due to USCIS processing times, we HIGHLY
recommend that you schedule your DACA Renewal Clinic appointment at
least six months before the expiration date on your Employment
Authorization Document (EAD /work permit) to minimize the risk of a
lapse in your DACA status.
What documents do you need from me to sign up for a virtual DACA Renewal
To sign up for a virtual DACA Renewal Clinic, you will need the
following documents ready in a
CLEAR, READABLE, PDF FORMAT. If you need instructions
on how to scan using your cell phone, please view our
instructions for scanning documents.
ALL PAGES of your entire prior DACA Renewal
Application Packet, which includes Form I-821D, Form I-765, and Form
If you do not have your prior application, you can provide the
most recent copy you have.
FRONT AND BACK COPY of your most recent Employment
Authorization Document (EAD / work permit).
Sample Employment Authorization Document (EAD / work
If you no longer have these documents, please contact the DreamLine
(855-313-7326) Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:00 am to
5:00 pm to speak with our intake coordinators.
What if I no longer have one of the documents you need?
We may still be able to help you. Please contact us
immediately by either emailing us at email@example.com or calling the
DREAMLine (855-313-7326) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday to speak with our clinic coordinator.
When must I have all my documents submitted in order to attend my DACA
Renewal Clinic appointment?
All documents are
due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time the Thursday prior to your virtual
DACA Renewal Clinic appointment.
What happens if I can’t get all of the documents in on time?
You will be removed from the virtual DACA Renewal Clinic and your spot
will be given to another applicant. Please note that spots in our
clinics are limited. You can always contact us to register for a
future virtual DACA Renewal Clinic.
Note: Due to USCIS processing times, you should schedule your
virtual DACA Renewal Clinic appointment at least six months before
your DACA status is set to expire to minimize the risk of a lapse in
your DACA status.
Where do I upload documents?
Please note that your virtual DACA Renewal Clinic appointment is
not officially reserved unless we receive all of your documentation
prior to the deadline (See “When must I have all my documents
submitted in order to attend my DACA Renewal Clinic
If you sign up through our website, you can follow
the prompts telling you which documents you need to submit and how to
upload them. Once you have responded to all of the questions and
uploaded all required documents, you will receive confirmation of your
appointment within two business days.*
If you sign up by calling the DREAMLine,
you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org within two business
days.* The email will provide your tentative virtual DACA Renewal
Clinic date, a list of documents you need to email in pdf form** to
email@example.com, and a link to two Google Forms you must complete.
* If you have not received an email within two business days,
please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling the
DREAMLine (855-313-7326) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Please remember to check your email’s spam mailbox before
**If your documents are not in pdf format they will be rejected. If
you need instructions on how to scan using a smartphone or tablet,
Will I receive confirmation that I am signed up for a clinic?
If you sign up through our website, you will receive
an automatic confirmation that your documents have been received and
are being reviewed. Once your documents have been approved, you will
receive an email confirmation that you are officially registered for
the virtual DACA Renewal Clinic.
If you sign up by calling the DREAMLine, you will
receive an initial email with your tentative virtual DACA Renewal
Clinic appointment date, and how to submit your documents for review.
Once your documents have been approved, you will receive an email
confirmation that you are officially registered for the virtual DACA
Note: Your reserved spot at a clinic is not a confirmed appointment
until your documents are submitted and approved by our clinic
coordinator before the given deadline. (See “What happens if I can’t
get all of the documents in on time?”)
What happens after I sign up for a virtual DACA Renewal Clinic?
Our clinic coordinator will review your documents. If your documents
are in the proper format, you will receive an email confirmation that
you are officially registered for the virtual DACA Renewal Clinic.
If your documents are not in their proper format, or we are missing
documents, our clinic coordinator will contact you so that we can work
with you to finalize your document submission and confirm your
appointment. A day before your clinic appointment you will receive a
reminder email. The message subject line will read: [NWIRP DACA Clinic]. Please check your spam folders.
What happens during the virtual DACA Renewal Clinic?
During the virtual DACA Renewal Clinic, one of our volunteers will
call you via a regular phone call (no video) to review your
application and ask clarifying questions. Although volunteers
typically call within the first hour of the virtual DACA Renewal
Clinic, they may call you at any time during the two-hour window, so
please make sure that you are available during the whole time block.
The Clinic volunteer will call from an unknown/blocked number. Clinic
volunteers are instructed to identify themselves. The Clinic volunteer
will make any needed edits to your forms based on your conversation,
and complete a final draft of your forms. Please have the documents
you submitted as part of your registration process on hand in case the
volunteer has a specific question about one of your documents.
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING PHONES:
If the current settings on your phone block unknown numbers, you MUST
disable that setting for the complete duration of the virtual DACA
Renewal Clinic. The Clinic volunteer will be calling you from an
unknown/blocked number and may need to reach you more than once.
If your phone does not accept calls from unknown/blocked numbers,
please let us know before the clinic so that we can best route your
case. You can provide us with this information by sending an email to
What happens after the virtual DACA Renewal Clinic? How do I get and
mail my forms?
Within two business days after the virtual DACA Renewal Clinic,
everyone who attends a virtual DACA Renewal Clinic will automatically
receive an Instructions Letter from email@example.com outlining any
remaining steps you need to take, a cover letter to be sent to USCIS
along with your DACA application packet, and the final draft of your
Please note: when you register for a virtual DACA Renewal Clinic,
you will have the option to choose whether you would like for us to
also mail you a printed copy of the above. If you select this
option, we will automatically mail you the documents within two
business days of your DACA Renewal Clinic appointment.
After we send you your application materials, our services are
complete and we will close your case. We have no way to save your
completed renewal application packet. We HIGHLY recommend you scan and
save your completed renewal application packet, along with tracking
information, for your records.
Once you receive your draft DACA application materials from us, you
will need to follow the instructions in the
Instructions Letter and, after you have made any necessary
you will send the DACA application packet to USCIS.
The mailing addresses will be on the draft cover letter. Please note
that there is a different mailing address if you mail via the U.S.
Post Office versus FedEx or UPS. Please make sure that you have
checked the appropriate box on your cover letter and that you use the
correct mailing address on the mailing envelope. Whichever form of
mailing you use, make sure that you can track your application packet.
Please remember that
you will need to attach a check or money order payable to the “U.S.
Department of Homeland Security” for $495, and two passport-style
photos to your application. Many pharmacies and mail services are able to take passport photos
IMPORTANT: Though we do review your application for
errors prior to sending it to you,
it is your responsibility to carefully look through your
application before signing to ensure all information is true and
What happens after I mail my application packet to USCIS?
After USCIS receives your application packet, you should receive two
receipt notices, one for your Form I-821D (DACA application) and one
for your Form I-765 (employment authorization application). The
receipt notices may take several weeks to arrive. Each receipt notice
will indicate the date that USCIS received your application and will
provide you with a receipt number.
After USCIS ensures that your application is complete, you may receive
a biometrics appointment notice.
If so, you must attend the biometrics appointment at the date and
time indicated on the notice, or USCIS may deny your application.
You will then wait until USCIS issues a decision on your application.
This process may take anywhere from several weeks to several months.
How can I check the status of my application?
Your receipt notice for your Form I-821D (DACA application) and for
your Form I-765 (employment authorization application) will each
contain a receipt number. You can use the receipt number to monitor
your case’s status by using USCIS’s online “My Case Status” tool,
https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do. You can
enter the receipt number from either the I-821D or I-765 receipt
You can also check the processing times of DACA applications by
visiting https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ and selecting the
Service Center that is stated on your receipt notice, usually found on
the lower left-hand side.
How do I cancel or reschedule my DACA Renewal Clinic appointment?
If you need to cancel/reschedule your appointment,
or have any questions not answered in our FAQs, please send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the DREAMLine (855-313-7326) from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak with our clinic
Please note that although we try to update the information contained
on this page frequently, the DACA landscape is continuously changing
and this page may not have the most up-to-date information. We always
encourage you to seek legal advice.
If you would like additional information on DACA, please review our DACA
General Information Page here.