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DACA Fee Assistance Program

Today and every day, MAF stands in solidarity with all of the young immigrants who call America home. They are #HereToStay – and we’re here to ensure that the $605 filing fee isn’t a financial barrier for those looking to apply for DACA.

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.


If you are a Dream US Scholar, live, work, study, or have another significant connection to the City of San Francisco, you may qualify for a full grant to cover the $605 of your DACA renewal. We have limited funding; pre-apply now!

How it works

  • Be eligible to apply for DACA. We encourage you to consult an immigration lawyer or a nonprofit legal service provider to confirm eligibility and required documents before applying.

  • 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.


Get the check!

If your MAF application is approved, we’ll mail you two checks for a total amount of $605 (one for $520 and one for $85) made out to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which you can send to USCIS along with your completed DACA application.