I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status
Purpose of Form
If you are an eligible national of designated countries then you may apply for a temporary immigration status by filing Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. You must also file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, regardless of your age, even if you are not seeking an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Number of Pages
Form 11; Instructions 9.
02/20/14. No previous editions accepted.
Where to File
Please refer to the Federal Register notice or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Web page for more information on where to file.
Use the filing address listed in the Federal Register notice for your country or on our TPS Web page.
First-time TPS applicants must submit a $50 fee for Form I-821. There is no Form I-821 fee for re-registration. Persons 14 years of age or older must also file an $85 fee for biometric services. For additional details, please refer to the Federal Register notice for your country or to the TPS Web page.
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, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
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: 09/21/2015