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Reminder for Temporary Protected Status Applicants and Re-registrants
You must submit biometrics if you are applying or re-registering for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and are over 14 years old. Biometrics include a photograph, signature, and/or fingerprints. USCIS will schedule an appointment for you to go to an Application Support Center (ASC) to have your biometrics electronically captured about four to eight weeks after you file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
USCIS will mail you a notice with the date, time, and location of your ASC appointment. You must wait to receive this appointment notice before going to the ASC for biometrics processing.
Biometrics are required for identity verification, background checks and the production of an Employment Authorization Document, if you are requesting one. If you do not go to your scheduled ASC appointment, you will delay the processing of your application and you could lose your TPS.