I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status
Purpose of Form
To apply for a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of designated countries. You must also file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with your Application for Temporary Protected Status, regardless of your age, even if you are not seeking an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Number of Pages
Form 6; Instructions 3.
11/23/10; (10/17/07 edition also accepted)
A new edition of this form is coming soon. In the meantime, customers may file using the 11/23/10 or other previous editions.
Where to File
If you are applying for re-registration, you may be able to file online. If you file online, you will be required to concurrently file Form I-765 online.
If you are filing a paper application, use the filing address listed in the Federal Register notice for your country or on our Temporary Protected Status page.
$50 for first time applicants. There is no application fee for re-registration. An $85 per person fee for biometric services may be required.
Do not use Form I-821 to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. To file for that process you must use Form I-821D.
If you are filing your applications at a USCIS Lockbox facility:
To ensure your applications are accepted:
- Form I-821:
- Form I-765:
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-821
Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/01/2012