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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.

Edition Date

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.

Filing Fee

$50 for first time applicants. There is no application fee for re-registration. An $85 per person fee for biometric services may be required.

Special Instructions

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.

I-821 Fees

Applicant’s Age

I-821 Fee

Biometric Services

I-765 Fee

Total

Initial Registration and Requesting an EAD.

Younger than  14

$50

$0

$0

$50

14 - 65 years old

$50

$85

 

$380

 

$515

 

66 and older

$50

$85

 

$0

$135

 

Initial Registration and Not Requesting an EAD

Younger than 14

$50

$0

$0

$50

14 and older

$50

$85

$0

$135

Re-registering and Requesting an EAD. 

Younger than  14

$0

$0

$380

 

$380

 

14 and older

$0

$85

 

$380

 

$465

 

Re-registering and Not Requesting an EAD.

Younger than  14

$0

$0

$0

$0

14 and older

$0

$85

$0

$85

 

If you are filing your applications at a USCIS Lockbox facility:

To ensure your applications are accepted:

  • Remember to sign your forms.
  • Submit the correct fees.
  • File Form I-765 with your Form I-821, even if you are not requesting an EAD. Enter your name and address exactly the same way on both forms.
  • Complete both forms, particularly these required fields:

- Form I-821:

  • Type of Application
  • Name
  • Address (mailing address must be a US address)
  • Date of Birth

- Form I-765:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Eligibility Category

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-821

Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/01/2012