How much will DACA cost?

$465.  Beginning August 15, 2012, you will be required to submit your request for consideration of deferred action to USCIS through a form, along with a form requesting an employment authorization document. The total fees will be $465. USCIS is still developing the forms.

If you fit one of these categories, then you will not be charged a fee:

  • You are under 18 years of age, AND homeless, in foster care or otherwise lacking any parental or other familial support, AND your income is less than 150% of the U.S. poverty level;
  • You cannot care for yourself because you suffer from a serious, chronic disability AND your income is less than 150% of the U.S. poverty level;
  • You have, at the time of the request, accumulated $25,000 or more in debt in the past 12 months as a result of unreimbursed medical expenses for yourself or an immediate family member AND your income is less than 150% of the U.S. poverty level.

A special form must be completed and approved for the fee exemption before you are allowed to file for DACA.  The form is not available yet and cannot be filed until August 15.