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DACA Process from START to FINISH

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I take no credit for this guide.

What Happens After You Send In Your Forms?

This will be a guide to what happens when everything for your DACA case goes as planned.

You have sent in your forms I-821D, I-765 and I-765WS (G1145 for those that want the Email/TXT notification of application acceptance). So what are the steps and events that happen subsequent to this event?

  • Assuming your package made it to one of the different Lockbox locations as specified in the instructions. You should receive an electronic notification or an electronic I-797C Receipt for both I-821D and I-765 forms. (5-7 days after they received your package at the Lockbox)
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The previous steps would mean that your forms had all the required information, that your forms were properly signed and that you included the correct filling fees. Your case has now been routed to one of the four Service Centers (Nebraska Service Center (LIN), Vermont Service Center (EAC), California Service Center (WAC), and Texas Service Center (SRC)). All service centers have different processing times for the forms you have sent; depending on their queue of pending applications you might see different processing dates. (This guide will detail more or less my case routed to LIN)

  • You will then receive the physical receipts of the same notification (if you did not send form G1145 then this will be your first notification of your case), I-797C for both I-821D and I-765. (5 to 7 days after the Service Center received your package)
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The next step in the process would be for background checks as part of the decision process. USCIS will now request for your biometrics (fingerprints).

  • You will then receive a subsequent I-797 Notice of Action receipt in the mail with your appointment date for your biometrics to be taken at your local Application Support Center, ASC. (7-10 days after the Service Center received your package)
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You have an appointment, the date arrived.* The ASC has successfully taken your biometrics/fingerprints, your photo and your signature. Depending on your background checks, whether your record is clean or not so clean, the following will take less or more time. Your biometrics are sent to the FBI (who usually returns your record within 24-48 hrs) and its forwarded to USCIS for them to do IBIS Name Check and IDENT Fingerprint Check as part of the background checks.

The Biometrics letter after your appointment, notice the stamp.

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  • You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) showing that your I-765 application has been accepted and your card has been ordered for production. This change will also appear in Case Status online. (6-15 days after the date you did Biometrics at ASC)
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Congratulations! Your case has now been accepted! The adjudication of I-765 means your DACA case has been approved.

  • You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that your I-821D has been approved and a notice has been mailed. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)
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  • You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that your Employment Authorization Document (EAD), has been mailed. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)

  • You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that USPS has picked up your EAD. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)
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  • Then you should receive a First Class Flat Rate Envelope that contains I-797D which contains the approval notice and the EAD card itself. (4 days after I-765 EAD goes into production)
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    Back of I-797D
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As you can see from the process above the time is streamlined and very efficient. I cannot guarantee that your case will take the same amount of time, because that is unrealistic, every case is different, and as time goes by there might be less or more realistically more applications for USCIS to go through. I sent in my application through Priority Mail on August 16 and was approved on September 11, which was less than 30 days. But, others have not had the same luck, so this is just so you can see the steps the case must go through.

I cannot put a timeline for a case that might be sent a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent of Denial (NOID) because I did not receive one and I have not read of any.

This is case-by-case basis and if all the odds are in your favor you should expect the same result.

This is also under the assumption that you qualify for this benefit, if you are committing fraud then you risk being denied and your case being referred to ICE.

I take no credit for this guide.

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I got the chills while reading this. I'm surprised how fast things went with this applicant.

It is like Deferred Action is a Priority and it is coming out faster than when you actually apply for a normal work permit outside of the DA.

Thank you for posting this!

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Given that the person in the application example that got approved went into his biometrics appointment two weeks early and got his final approval so early, would it be safe to assume that going in early (doing like a walk-in to the biometrics) is a good idea? Or should one just wait at let the process go through as USCIS designates? The only reason I would think to do this is maybe USCIS might get flooded with people going into their biometrics when they're not supposed to. This could, I guess, lead to trouble.

One last thing, what picture does that permanent resident card display? Like the one the person took at the biometrics, or is it one that everyone should have sent in with their original application? It's just that I did not send the pictures in.

Thanks for your help, in advance.

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Given that the person in the application example that got approved went into his biometrics appointment two weeks early and got his final approval so early, would it be safe to assume that going in early (doing like a walk-in to the biometrics) is a good idea? Or should one just wait at let the process go through as USCIS designates? The only reason I would think to do this is maybe USCIS might get flooded with people going into their biometrics when they're not supposed to. This could, I guess, lead to trouble.

One last thing, what picture does that permanent resident card display? Like the one the person took at the biometrics, or is it one that everyone should have sent in with their original application? It's just that I did send the pictures in.

Thanks for your help, in advance.

As of right now, there doesn't seem to be a problem with walk-ins.

We don't get a permanent resident card. We get an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) That one has the picture that you take in the Biometrics appointment.

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Do we go apply for the social security number at one of the offices once we receive the EAD? Or does it come automatically in the mail?

http://www.socialsec...rred_action.pdf

Thanks

Edit: Never mind I found the guide and my question was answered by step 16.

http://forum.adreamact.com/topic/174-full-deferred-action-instructions/

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Do we go apply for the social security number at one of the offices once we receive the EAD? Or does it come automatically in the mail?

http://www.socialsec...rred_action.pdf

Thanks

Edit: Never mind I found the guide and my question was answered by step 16.

http://forum.adreama...n-instructions/

Here you go. http://forum.adreamact.com/topic/291-how-to-obtain-a-social-security-number-after-daca-approval/

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Hi I have a question. On the ASC appointment paper there is a red stamp. And there r 2 lines signed with the officer I see above. But mine was only signed the second line. When I done the picture and signature. I asked the office who took my finger prints is that all done. and She told me yes. So i am wondering does that matter?

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Hi I have a question. On the ASC appointment paper there is a red stamp. And there r 2 lines signed with the officer I see above. But mine was only signed the second line. When I done the picture and signature. I asked the office who took my finger prints is that all done. and She told me yes. So i am wondering does that matter?

I don't think it matters, you will be keeping that sheet, as long as they took your fingerprints, picture, and signature you shouldn't worry about it.

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Ur on this forum too ur also on dap ?

Im assuming dap is dream act info forum. And yes, I go to that other forum to get tips on people who already received their EAD and see how long the process of getting a SS card is...

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A very nice, wide, clear explanation and examples. I felt envious with those people who got their applications processed hastily and feel somewhat relaxed by now. Congratulations. Pray for us and wish us luck.

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