IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a court ruling issued on July 16, 2021, USCIS will no longer approve first-time DACA applications. Therefore, MAF will temporarily stop issuing checks for initial applications until we receive further guidance. If you are a first-time DACA applicant, we encourage you to consult a trusted legal service provider about your case.
MAF’s DACA Fee Assistance is a $247.50 loan with a matching $247.50 grant that covers the $495 filing fee to apply for DACA.
Be ready to submit your DACA application to USCIS.
Be able to provide a copy of your photo ID, such as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), driver’s license, or other valid government-issued photo ID.
*Depending on what type of DACA fee assistance you qualify for, there may be additional program requirements, such as proof of income and a valid checking account in your name.
Make sure you are eligible for the DACA program. Once you have your immigration paperwork completed and ready to file to USCIS, submit a pre-application for MAF’s DACA Fee Assistance.
Depending on eligibility, equity, and available funding, we will invite you to submit a full application for DACA Fee Assistance or direct you to other resources.
If your MAF application is approved, we’ll mail you a $495 check made out to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which you can send to USCIS along with your completed DACA application.