YOU WILL RECEIVE A CHECK FOR $495 MADE OUT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
APPLICATION TAKES 10 MINUTES
THIS PROGRAM IS A GRANT AND DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPAID
MAF IS ONLY ABLE TO OFFER A FEE ASSISTANCE GRANT IN THE FORM OF A CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. AS SUCH, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ISSUE REIMBURSEMENTS AT THIS TIME
DO I NEED TO LIVE IN A CERTAIN AREA OR BE A STUDENT TO RECEIVE DACA FEE ASSISTANCE FROM MAF?
MAF’s financial assistance grant is available nationwide and is not restricted to students. If demand exceeds available funds, we will make sure to update the website with this new information.
CAN I GET REIMBURSED IF I ALREADY RENEWED DACA?
MAF is only able to offer a fee assistance grant in the form of a check made payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As such, we are not able to issue reimbursements at this time.
I AM WORKING WITH AN ATTORNEY - CAN THEY APPLY FOR A FEE ASSISTANCE GRANT ON MY BEHALF?
While attorneys can assist you in applying for a fee assistance grant, each applicant, must provide a personal email address. Email addresses of attorneys or legal service providers should not be used. Grant recipients may receive surveys and personalized resources; please provide an email address that is not shared with anyone else.
USCIS RETURNED MY APPLICATION AND ASKED ME TO RE-SUBMIT MY APPLICATION. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The notice from USCIS will indicate what forms or information is needed from you. It is best to get advice from a legal services provider before sending in a revised DACA application to USCIS. When you complete your application for a financial assistance grant with MAF, please upload a copy of your previous USCIS rejection notice and indicate the date of the notice.
WHAT DOES A COMPLETE DACA RENEWAL APPLICATION LOOK LIKE? |
Generally, you must submit the $495 filing fee along with three completed USCIS forms (I-821 D - Consideration of DACA, I-765 Application for Work Authorization, I-765 WS), which along with original signatures, passport sized photos and any additional documentation needed for your particular case. That may include a USCIS notice inviting you to re-submit, proof that your application was originally rejected due to a delay by USPS or copies of your court-related documents if you had any encounters with law enforcement. Consult a legal service provider to avoid unnecessary delays or headaches.
IF MY DACA APPLICATION WAS REJECTED OR IT EXPIRED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 5, 2016, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
At this time, MAF can not provide fee assistance if your work permit (EAD) expired before September 5, 2016.
In the case that your application was rejected, please contact a legal service provider for advice. It’s possible that you may qualify for other forms of long-term immigration relief, so it’s important that you get screened to know your options. Immi.org is a great resource that can help get you connected with reputable legal services providers in your area.
DOES MAF OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR OTHER FORMS OF IMMIGRATION RELIEF?
Yes. MAF offers a number of programs:
IS PROVIDING MY DATA SAFE OR SECURE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE?
MAF is an established 501(c)3 nonprofit with 10 years of experience providing over $8M in zero-interest loans to clients across the nation. We maintain industry-leading safeguards that to protect our client data. Our online application is fully encrypted. We will not share your personally identifiable information with any third-party. At any time, you can let us know if you want to withdraw your application or do not wish to continue in the program.