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Temporary Protected Status - Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply for Temporary Protected Status?

If you are applying for TPS for the first time, you must submit the following along with your application:

  • Completed Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status
  • Filing fee
  • Supporting evidence of identity and nationality
  • Proof of residence
  • Two identical color photographs
  • If you are 14 years or older, a fee for fingerprinting
  • If you are between the ages of 14 and 65 and want
    employment authorization, you should also complete and submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization with the appropriate fee. If you already have or do not wish to receive employment authorization you must still must submit a completed USCIS Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, but without the accompanying fee

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What is the application fee for Temporary Protected Status?

The Temporary Protected Status application fee structure is:

  • USCIS Fingerprinting Services: $80
  • Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected status:$50 (Initial filing only) no fee for re-registration
  • Form I-765, Employment Authorization Document: $340

Where should I submit my application for Temporary Protected Status?

  • To determine where to file your application for TPS you must check the USCIS website for your country of eligibilty.
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