How To RePlace A Lost DACA Card

You can replace a lost DACA card by filing Form I-765. It’s the same application that you filed along with your Form I-821D when initially requesting deferred action. It’s helpful to have a copy of your initial DACA application package. To avoid red flags, make sure that your new answers are consistent with your initial application.

Application Checklist
When filing Form I-765 to replace your lost DACA card, you generally must include the following items:

  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
  •  Form I-765 Worksheet
  • $495 ($410 filing fee plus $85 biometrics fee)
  •  A photocopy of your lost DACA card (if available).
  • Two identical passport-style color photographs of yourself taken within 30 days of filing the application
  • A copy of the order, notice, or document reflecting the exercise of deferred action (i.e. Form I-797 Notice of Action)

Replacing a Lost DACA Card vs Renewal
Replacing a lost DACA card is expensive. It costs as much as renewing your DACA grant. So if your expiration date is near, it’s generally more practical to wait. If renewing, you will also need to file Form I-821D, but the cost is the same as a replacement.

Employment with a Lost DACA Work Permit
You do not need to tell your employer that you’ve lost your work permit. Replace it as soon as you can in case you are asked to re-verify or want to move to a different employer.

Lost Driver’s License and Social Security
– Lost Social Security Card
You don’t want identity thieves to have your Social Security number, so don’t carry it in your wallet. The good news is that It’s free and relatively easy to replace a Social Security card.
– Lost Driver’s License
The process for replacing a lost or stolen driver’s license or ID can vary from state to state. Each state’s department of motor vehicles will have different requirements and costs for replacing licenses or ID.

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