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||September 9, 2013||January 9, 2012 through March 12, 2012||N/A||September 9, 2012|
|Haiti||July 23, 2011||January 22, 2013||May 23, 2011 through August 22, 2011||May 19, 2011 through November 14, 2011*
*This is for applicants who were not granted TPS under the first designation of Haiti in 2010 or who did not have pending applications as of May 19, 2011.
|January 22, 2012|
|Honduras||January 5, 1999||July 5, 2013||November 4, 2011 through January 5, 2012||N/A||July 5, 2012|
|Nicaragua||January 5, 1999||July 5, 2013||November 4, 2011 through January 5, 2012||N/A||July 5, 2012|
|Somalia||September 4, 2001||September 17, 2012||November 2, 2010 through January 3, 2011||N/A||NO Automatic Extension*
*Sufficient time was deemed available to issue new EADs.
|Sudan||October 7, 2004||May 2, 2013||October 13, 2011 through April 10, 2012||N/A||May 2, 2012|
|South Sudan||November 3, 2011||May 2, 2013||N/A||October 31, 2011 through April 10, 2012||May 2, 2012*
*For those who have TPS Sudan EADs and are waiting for new South Sudan TPS EADs
|Syria||March 29, 2012||September 30, 2013||N/A||March 29, 2012 through September 25, 2012||N/A|