How to Apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

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How do I apply for TPS from USCIS?

If you are applying for Temporary Protected Status  (TPS) for the first time, you must  submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status to USCIS with the appropriate filing fee.  You will have to provide evidence to prove your identity and nationality, proof of residence, and, if you are age 14 or older, a fee for biometric services.  If you are between the ages of 14 and 65 and want employment authorization, you should also complete and submit an Application for Employment Authorization to USCIS with the appropriate fee.  Applicants who already have or do not wish to receive employment authorization still must submit a different USCIS Form.

If you are granted TPS, you must re-register with the USCIS for each period that your TPS benefits are extended. To re-register, you must complete and submit two separate applications and any applicable fees to USCIS during the period stated in the Federal Register notice of extension of the TPS designation. If you do not re-register each period, your TPS may be withdrawn.  This is a very time sensitive application and you want to make sure that you are submitting the correct paperwork and fees to USCIS.  If you need any help in applying to re-register for TPS, please feel free to call or email today!

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