What is I-821 used for?

If you are an eligible national of a designated country, use this form to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

How long does Uscis take to process I-821?

approximately 6 months
The processing time for initial Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, is approximately 6 months; the processing time for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, is approximately 3 months; the processing time for Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, is approximately 6 months.

Can I apply for TPS by myself?

Each person seeking TPS must apply for him or herself on a separate Form I-821. Please see the TPS page on the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov/tps or the latest Federal Register Notice regarding the TPS designation for your country for further information on late initial filing.

Where do I mail my TPS application?

Mail your application for TPS to the proper address in Table 1. U.S. Postal Service: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Attn: TPS El Salvador, P.O. Box 660864, Dallas, TX 75266.

Can TPS apply for green card?

TPS holders can seek Lawful Permanent Residence through their employers if they are eligible for a Green Card based employment visa.

How much do attorneys charge for TPS?

Immigration Legal Fees per Type of Case
Type of Case Fee
Initial TPS $ 2,600.00
TPS Late Filing/ Complex $ 5,100.00
TPS Renewal $ 2,100.00

Who is not eligible for TPS?

These include, but are not limited to, participating in the persecution of another individual or engaging in or inciting terrorist activity; Fail to meet the continuous physical presence and continuous residence in the United States requirements; Fail to meet initial or late initial TPS registration requirements; or.

Will TPS Get green card?

Can a TPS Holder Gain Lawful Permanent Residence (Green Card)? The answer is no and yes. TPS does not create a direct path to a Green Card. TPS can be renewed if the designation is renewed by the Department of Homeland Security.

How much does it cost to apply for TPS?

Does the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) charge a registration fee? No, registration is free. The TPS will never contact you asking for payment. Various companies offer services they claim will stop unsolicited calls, in return for a fee.

How do I check my TPS status?

You can access the register at www.federalregister.gov, and search updated TPS information about the designated country, or also check the Temporary Protected Status page of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website for any updated deadlines and dates of possible re-extension.