Form I-821

Application for Temporary Protected Status

What do you need?


See the chart below for fee information. You can also use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee. For additional details, please refer to the Federal Register notice for your country or go to our TPS page.

You can pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric services fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.

Pay each filing fee separately. We are transitioning to electronically processing immigration benefit requests, which requires us to use multiple systems to process your package. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.

The Applicant IsApplicant’s AgeI-821 FeeBiometric ServicesI-765 FeeTotal
Submitting their initial TPS application and requesting an EADYounger than 14$50$0$0$50
14-65 years old$50$85$410$545
66 and older$50$85$0$135
Submitting their initial TPS application and not requesting an EADYounger than 14$50$0N/A$50
14 and older$50$85N/A$135
Re-registering for TPS and requesting an EADYounger than 14$0$0$410$410
14 and older$0$85$410$495
Re-registering for TPS and not requesting an EADYounger than 14$0$0N/A$0
14 and older$0$85N/A$85

N/A: Not applicable

All applicants eligible to file for TPS under one of the current designations may file Form I-821 online. For more information, please see our TPS page.

If you choose to mail a paper application, use the corresponding address listed on the TPS page.

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-821. The checklist is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language into English.

Did you provide the following?

  • Evidence to prove your identity and nationality;
  • Evidence to prove your date of entry into the United States;
  • Evidence to prove your residence in the United States; and
  • Court disposition records (if you were ever arrested, charged, or convicted for a criminal offense).

This information has been compiled directly from the official USCIS website.

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