Temporary Protected Status Form Tips
For applicants of Temporary Protected Status designation from eligible countries.
TPS GenerallyTemporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary status that the U.S. government grants to persons already in the United States that are from countries determined unsafe for return if:
There is ongoing armed conflict within the country; or
A natural or environmental disaster has led to a substantial but temporary disruption of living conditions; or
Other extraordinary and temporary conditions prevent persons from returning to the country in safety.
Filing ProcessTo establish your eligibility for TPS, you must:
provide proof of your identity;
provide proof that you are a national of a TPS-designated country;
provide proof that you have been continuously living in the United States since the date of TPS-designation;
register within the designated registration period; and
not be subject to certain security and criminal grounds that make you inadmissible.
Form Filing Tips1. Include the appropriate filing fee. Those who cannot afford to pay the filling fee may request a fee waiver.
2. Complete every question on the form.
3. Include the applicant's A-number (if he or she has one).
4. Sign the application.
5. Use the correct form to apply for TPS. Use only forms I-821 and I-765 to apply for TPS.