On July 16, 2021, a judge in Texas ordered the DACA program to be partially ended. This order affects Initial DACA applications. Some information regarding initial DACA applications might be out of date on this page. For the latest, read our Guidance for DACA Recipients and Legal Practitioners.
An affidavit is like someone vouching for you. is a sworn statement that is signed and dated. It is a crime to lie in a signed affidavit. The following words turn a letter into an affidavit: “I declare under penalty of perjury that this statement is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.”
*If this applies to you, it is especially important that you speak with a legal service provider.
No, you can’t use an affidavit alone to prove:
Yes! The person who writes an affidavit should clearly explain who he or she is and their relationship to you. For example, if the person writing the affidavit knows you because you are neighbors or because he or she was your teacher, the affidavit should make that clear. They also need to have legal status and provide a copy of their ID
No. If you submit an affidavit with your DACA application, it does not have to be signed in front of a notary public.
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