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Prepare Your Temporary Protected Status Application Online!Using Form I-821

Prepare Your Temporary Protected Status Application Online!
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Temporary Protected Status Application Form I-821

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:

Temporary Protected Status Application Form I-821
  • Be a national of a TPS country or, if you have no nationality, have last habitually resided in TPS country.
  • File Form I-821 during the designated filing period or be granted permission to file late and file during any extension of your country's TPS designation.
  • Having been continuously physically present* or been continuously residing** in the United States since the starting date of your country's designation.

*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."

The following box contains information form USCIS on the countries currently designated for TPS.

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, 2018
July 8, 2016 through September 6, 2016
N/A
March 9, 2017
Guinea
November 21, 2014
May 21, 2017
N/A
N/A
May 20, 2017
Haiti
July 23, 2011
July 22, 2017
Aug. 25, 2015 through Oct. 26, 2015
N/A
July 22, 2016
Honduras
January 5, 1999
January 5, 2018
May 16, 2016 through July 15, 2016
N/A
January 5, 2017
Liberia
November 21, 2014
May 21, 2017
N/A
N/A
May 20, 2017
Nepal
June 24, 2015
June 24, 2018
October 26, 2016 through December 27, 2016
N/A
June 24, 2017
Nicaragua
January 5, 1999
January 5, 2018
May 16, 2016 through July 15, 2016
N/A
January 5, 2017
Sierra Leone
November 21, 2014
May 21, 2017
N/A
N/A
May 20, 2017
Somalia
September 18, 2012
September 17, 2018
January 17, 2017- March 20, 2017
N/A
September 17, 2017
Sudan
May 3, 2013
November 2, 2017
January 25, 2016 through March 25, 2016
N/A
November 2, 2016
South Sudan
January 25, 2016
November 2, 2017
January 25, 2016 through March 25 , 2016
January 25, 2016 through July 25, 2016
November 2, 2016
Syria
August 1, 2016
March 31, 2018
August 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016
August 1, 2016 through January 30, 2017
March 31, 2017
Yemen
January 4, 2017
September 3, 2018
January 4, 2017 through March 6, 2017
January 4, 2017 through July 3, 2017
September 3, 2017

Our Application Package includes all the forms you need to send to the USCIS for processing. It also includes personalized filing instructions that tell you exactly how to properly file your application with the USCIS.

Initial Temporary Protected Status:

Application Package Fee: $160. USCIS Application fee: $50. Biometrics fee: $85. Employment authorization fee: $380 (must submit Form I-765 with application).

Re-registration for Temporary Protected Status:

Application Package Fee: $160. Biometrics Fee: $85. Employment authorization fee: $380 (must submit Form I-765 with application).