DACA Renewal Processing Time

Update 04/24/2024

The processing time for DACA renewals has slowed down dramatically in the past year, from a few weeks to 6 months. DACA EAD renewals continue to present a unique challenge: Renewal start dates begin on approval, not after the current EAD expires. Filing early could mean losing valid months, yet filing close to expiration risks employment gaps due to no auto-extension. With processing times ranging from swift to slow, DACA applicants are caught between extremes, impacting their work and life stability.