Temporary Protected Status
Because of the devastation in Haiti the United States has designated Haiti as eligible for TPS. USCIS will begain accepting applications as soon as the rules can be published in the Federal Register. To prepare for this individuals should have their passport or birth certificate as evidence of eligibility, secondary forms will be accepted, but if a passport or birth certificate is available it should be used.
The costs per applicant are estimated to be $50.00 for TPS, $80 for the biometrics, and $340.00 for the employment authorization (work card).
Once people are eligible we we will help people to file for TPS.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration benefit that allows qualified individuals from designated countries (or parts of those countries) who are in the United States to stay here for a limited time period. A country may be designated for TPS by the Secretary of Homeland Security based on certain conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from being able to return safely, or in certain circumstances, the country’s government from being able to handle their return adequately. A TPS country designation may be based on on-going armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions in the country.
Application for Temporary Protected Status
Purpose of Form :
To apply for a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of designated countries.
Number of Pages :
Form 4; Instructions 3.
Edition Date :
10/17/07. No previous editions accepted.
Where to File :
The filing address for your Form I-821 may vary depending on your country. Please see Information about Temporary Protected Status for more details.
Filing Fee :
$50 for first time applicants. There is no application fee for re-registration. An $80 per person fee for biometrics may be required.
Special Instructions :
Please consult the “Paying Fees” section of your local office or Service Center page to learn which forms of payment are accepted. Acceptable forms of payment may vary by office. Checks should be made payable to Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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- Download I-821 (80KB PDF)