Life After DACA

If you have already applied for or received your DACA, there are important steps to complete next!

Once you have been approved for DACA, you will receive an approval letter and your work authorization card in the mail. Once you have these two items, you can apply for a social security number, state government ID/Driver’s License, update your tax records (if applicable), and more! Check out this guide which includes information such as 

  • Applying for a social security number (SSN)
  • Getting a California state government identification card and/or driver’s license
  • Rescinding your Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and updating your tax records to include your official SSN
  • Providing your SSN to your employer
  • Providing your SSN to financial institutions and requesting that your SSN be applied to your accounts
  • Building or transferring your credit history
  • and Traveling

For information on which health programs individuals with DACA can qualify for in California, check out: Your health, Your Future: Making DACA work for you in the Golden State

Get more info & find out if you qualify for Medi-Cal here:

To learn more about your workers rights as a DACA recipient, check out NILC’s page.