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 $495 filing fee isn’t a financial barrier for those looking to apply for DACA.
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.
FULL GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE!
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 $495 of your DACA renewal. We have limited funding; pre-apply now!
How it works
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 two checks for a total amount of $495 (one for $410 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.