When you submit a DACA application, you must include evidence demonstrating that you are eligible. The documents you need may vary based on your personal background. Some documents that you will need include:
In order to prove your identity, you must submit one of the following:
In order to be eligible for DACA, you must show that you came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday. The documents you use to establish this should be dated and have been obtained in the United States. Examples of some documents you can use include:
You must establish that you have been present in the United States since June 15, 2007. You don’t necessarily need proof for every single day, but at least for every few months. You must establish that you were present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012. Some documents you may use include:
You must establish that you had no lawful immigration status on June 15, 2012. If you entered with no status to begin with, then you don’t need any documentation. Otherwise, you should include documents such as:
If you’ve ever had contact with law enforcement, you need to establish why. You may want to speak with an experienced attorney to determine if your criminal record will impact your application. If you’ve never had contact, then you don’t need any documentation. Some documentation you may need includes:
You must establish that you were a student or in the military at the time you made your DACA application. Documents you may need include:
It is helpful to speak with an immigration attorney who can make sure you’re putting together all of the documents you need in order to be successful.
If you’re considering applying for DACA, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney. At Serving Immigrants, we have the experience and knowledge to help you with your immigration needs. Contact us online or call us at 305-924-1133 to schedule a consultation.