DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals):

Renewals, Initials, & Advance Parole 

World Relief SoCal is currently offering free legal services for income-eligible individuals for DACA renewals and initial DACA applications.

There is currently no filing fee assistance available. 

Schedule an appointment


Or call our office at 714-210-4730, extension 9, Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Leave a voicemail. 

DACA Renewal Applications 

Please Bring the Following to Your Appointment

  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD/Work Permit)  OR Approval Notice from previous DACA applications  

  • Social Security Card

  • California ID / Passport (if any)  

  • A complete copy of previous DACA Applications  

  • Advance Parole Documents (if you have traveled abroad)  

  • Criminal History Records (If Applicable) 

  • Two current- passport-size pictures  

  • Check/Money Order for $495* made payable to Department of Homeland Security.


DACA Renewal Virtual Workshop:





DACA Initial Applications 

If you are a first-time prospective applicant. We will assess your case and discuss eligibility.

A person can be eligible for DACA if they:

  1. Were born on or after June 15, 1981;

  2. Came to the United States before their 16th birthday;

  3. Were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and when applying for DACA;

  4. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;

  5. Have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, until the present;

  6. Meet certain educational requirement or were honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces; and

  7. Have not been convicted of certain crimes

  8. Supporting Documents 

  9. Two current- passport-size pictures  

  10. Check/Money Order for $495* made payable to Department of Homeland Security.


Advance Parole 

USCIS will process Advance Parole requests for DACA recipients who can demonstrate they need to travel due to education, employment, or humanitarian reasons.

DACA Info Session 01/12/2021 Recording: 


Initial DACA Applications Info Session 12/10/2020 Recording:



Rev. 03/25/2021