If your DACA benefits expire on or before March 5, 2018, your DACA renewal application must be MARKED RECEIVED by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by October 5, 2017.

Be sure to have with you the following documents:

  • Previous DACA application
  • Work authorization card
  • Government-issued identification
  • Social security card
  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • Check or money order of $495 payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (some organizations are offering financial assistance)

 

Free DACA application renewal services

If you are a DACA recipient whose benefits expire on or before March 5, 2018 and you need assistance filing your DACA renewal application, the following organizations, law firms, and attorneys have advertised that they are willing provide free legal help. The ACLU of Southern California is not providing legal services at or in conjunction with any of these entities, and make no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the quality, accuracy or completeness of these services. Please make sure you are getting help only from a licensed attorney.

CHIRLA - Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Los Angeles
2533 West 3rd Street, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tuesday, October 3
**Must be in line BEFORE 8 a.m.**
$495 filing fee will be covered.
Phone: 888-624-4752, 213-353-1333

World Relief Garden Grove
13121 Brookhurst St, #G, Garden Grove, CA 92843
September 8 – October 5
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call for appointment: 714-210-4730, ext. 9

Catholic Charities of Orange County
1800 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
September 8 – October 5
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call for appointment: 714-347-9610 or 714-347-9606
You can also email ccoimmigration@ccoc.org

Public Law Center
601 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, Ca 92701
September 8 – October 5
For appointment, call 714-541-1010, ext. 332 or email lrosas@publicalawcenter.org or frodriguez@publiclawcenter.org.

Korean Community Services
67212 Orangethorpe Ave. #8, Buena Park, CA 92621
September 8 – October 5
For appointment, call 714-449-1125.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Orange County
1626 E. Fourth Street Santa Ana, CA 92701
September 8 – October 5
By appointment only. Call 714-587-2050, ext. 2

El Concilio Family Services
301 S C St., Oxnard, CA 93030
DACA renewal applications will be processed until Monday, October 2
Call for DACA clinics hours.
General hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 10-11:30 a.m., 1-5 p.m.
Phone: 805-486-9777, ext. 221

University of California DACA Renewal Workshops
For UC students and their immediate family members (siblings, spouses, parents, and children) At UC campuses across the state.
September 12-October 3
Register using a Google Docs form.

USC Gould Immigration Clinic
699 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
For USC students, employees, contract employees, or their family members only: Fill out the Google Doc form to make an appointment.
Phone: 213-740-8326

T.L. Brown Law Firm, P.C.
16700 Valley View Ave, Suite 300, La Mirada, CA 90638
3517 Camino Del Rio S, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92108
Call 619-633-7778 or send an email to staff@tlbrownlaw.com with "DACA Renewal" in the subject line for more information.

Rebeca Vasquez
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
Email rebecavasquezesq@gmail.com

Asian Law Alliance
991 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95126
Tuesday, October 3, 1-4 p.m.
Please call 408-287-9710 to make an appointment.

Law Office of Helen Lawrence
436 14th Street, Suite 801, Oakland, CA 94612
By appointment only. Fill out a Google Doc form to make an appointment.
Phone: 510-922-0261

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Fresno County
Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Call 559-486-6278 for an appointment

Sacramento County
Every Wednesday and Friday
Call 916-446-7901 for an appointment

San Joaquin County
Every Thursday
Call 916-446-7901 for an appointment

Rural California communities not in the counties listed, call 916-446-7901 for electronic review options.


DACA clinics in Northern California, an extensive list by Ready California.


California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch – Immigration Services Contractors
Click for the full list of immigration services contractors that provide free or low-cost immigration services.

 

Are you an organization, law firm, or attorney offering free DACA renewal application service?

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Financial aid – DACA renewal application fee

Other resources for DACA recipients

Are you an attorney who wants to volunteer filing DACA renewals?

Sign up attend or volunteer at a DACA renewal clinic

Legal Aid Pop Up Clinic
PUENTE Learning Center
501 S Boyle Ave, Los Angeles, California 90033
Friday, September 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
RSVP to teri.popupclinic@gmail.com.

DACA clinic with Southwestern Law School immigration clinic
CSUN, Oviatt Library, Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room
3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Sunday, September 17, 1-5 p.m.
RSVP via a Google Docs form
Phone: 213-738-6608

DACA Renewal Clinic
Sponsored by Sen. Kamala Harris, National Immigration Law Center, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, and Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
400 S. Hope Street, 18th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Monday, September 18, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Email pesquivel@chirla.org

Orange County Immigrant Youth United
Orange Coast Community College
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626
Wednesday, September 20, 5-9 p.m.
Call 916-936-2498 for more information.

Mexican American Bar Association – Free Immigration Consultations
Placita Olvera
Sunday, September 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Email mabalaco@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Lawyers for Good Government is hosting DACA clinics to train attorneys. Sign up at L4GG's website.

 

Resources attorneys might find helpful

American Immigration Council's "Screening Potential DACA Requestors for Other Forms of Relief," last updated on Sept. 5, 2017.

The Pro Bono Training Institute's 3 new videos on how to help people with DACA renewals. Each video is 12-20 minutes.Sign up is required, but the service is free.

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