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Immigration and Education: Common Mistake 3: Failure to Renew

DACA status is only valid for two years. You must renew it, or you lose your DACA status. Don’t forget to renew your DACA between 150 and 120 days before it expires. It is best to be proactive—starting from the moment you first receive your approval notice. Save a little money each month. Mark your calendars to highlight the dates that are 150 to 120 days before your DACA status expires. Approval times may vary, but if you file your renewal during the suggested timeframe, there is a better chance you will receive approval for your renewal BEFORE your DACA expires. This is helpful if you have a job that requires you to have legal status at all times.


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