Use our simple step-by-step system to complete your Form I-821, Application to obtain Temporary Protected Status (TPS) online. Our easy to use system will provide you with everything you need to complete and file your I-821 application with United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
Form I-821 is the application to obtain Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS, born out of the Immigration Act of 1990, was created to allow visiting nationals the ability to temporarily extend their stay in the United States if it is unsafe for them to return home. The Department of Homeland Security designates which countries are eligible for TPS and the duration of eligibility. TPS may be designated to a country under circumstances of warfare, environmental disaster, epidemic, or other extreme conditions.
Successful acceptance of Form I-821 qualifies you to apply for a temporary employment via form I-765
In order to qualify for Temporary Protected Status you must meet the following requirements:
*Continuously physically present means you have physically been living within the borders of the United States without leaving for any period of time or for any reason.
**Continuous residence allows for an exception to the continuous physical presence requirement for "brief, casual and innocent departures from the United States."
|Designated Country||Most Recent Designation Date||Current Expiration Date||Current Re-Registration Period||Current Initial Registration Period||Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Automatically Extended Through|
|El Salvador||March 9, 2001||March 9, 2015||May 30, 2013 through July 29, 2013||N/A||March 9, 2014|
|Haiti||July 23, 2011||January 22, 2016||March 3, 2014 through July 22, 2014||N/A||January 22, 2015|
|Honduras||January 5, 1999||January 5, 2015||April 3, 2013 through June 3, 2013||N/A||January 5, 2014|
|Nicaragua||January 5, 1999||January 5, 2015||April 3, 2013 through June 3, 2013||N/A||January 5, 2014|
|Somalia||September 18, 2012||September 17, 2015||November 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013||N/A||NO Automatic Extension*
*Sufficient time was deemed available to issue new EADs.
|Sudan||May 3, 2013||May 2, 2016||September 2, 2014 - November 1, 2014||N/A||May 2, 2015|
|South Sudan||September 2, 2014||May 2, 2016||September 2, 2014 - November 1, 2014||September 2, 2014 - March 1, 2015||May 2, 2015|
|Syria||October 1, 2013||March 31, 2015||June 17, 2013 through August 16, 2013||June 17, 2013 through December 16, 2013||N/A|