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Important Notice!

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.

Information on DACA Renewal Clinics

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 time. 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.


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DACA Renewal Clinics – Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I qualify for a virtual DACA Renewal Clinic appointment?

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 this website 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 Renewal Clinic:

1. Online: Go to the “Register for a DACA Renewal Clinic” link across the top of this page to register online

OR

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 Clinic?

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.

  1. ALL PAGES of your entire prior DACA Renewal Application Packet, which includes Form I-821D, Form I-765, and Form I-765WS Worksheet.
    If you do not have your prior application, you can provide the most recent copy you have.
    Sample I-821D     Sample I-765    Sample I-765WS
  2. FRONT AND BACK COPY of your most recent Employment Authorization Document (EAD / work permit).
    Sample Employment Authorization Document (EAD / work permit)"

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 dacaintake@nwirp.org 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 appointment?”). 

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 dacaintake@nwirp.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 dacaintake@nwirp.org, 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 (dacaintake@nwirp.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 contacting us.

**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, please click here.

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 Renewal Clinic.

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 dacaintake@nwirp.org.

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 dacaintake@nwirp.org 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 forms.
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 edits, 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 for you.

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 accurate.

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, located at https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do. You can enter the receipt number from either the I-821D or I-765 receipt notice.

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 dacaintake@nwirp.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 coordinator.



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.