Hello fellow national! Are you looking to have Temporary Protection? If what you need is some time to calmly stabilize in the country legally, and not be deported, we will guide you to take the first step to American legality with Form I-821. Join us reading.
What is Form I-821 for?
The I-821 document is used to request Temporary Protected Status (TPS), remember that we must first be a citizen of an eligible country or have lived in the last two years in a country designated for Temporary Protection.
How to complete the I-821 form
The form must be submitted in English, it can be submitted in Spanish with the translation in English and certified; which ends up being a double job. We recommend that you fill it out on the computer with the help of the translator.
- Use the latest version of the form. Download it from the USCIS website, complete it and then print it to send it by postal mail. If you need help with downloading and printing, follow our instructions.
- Pay the correct filing fee. Otherwise the form with incorrect or incomplete rates will be rejected. Use the Rate Calculator to help you determine the appropriate rate.
- Sign your form in the designated space. Unsigned forms will be rejected.
- Do not mail a form you have already submitted online.
- If you write by hand, use black ink and make sure your writing is legible to make processing the form easier.
- Check the edition date and page numbers, which are visible on each printed page. Complete all pages with the same edition of the form. If any pages are missing or a different edition is used, we may reject your request.
- Complete all sections of the form unless otherwise indicated. Lack of information could result in the rejection of your application. If you make a mistake, start over on a blank form.
- When you submit the forms, be sure to write your name, date of birth, and identification number (A Number) the same way on all of them (unless you have legally changed your name or date of birth and can provide proof).
- Avoid using markers, correction tape, or correction fluid. Our scanners do not correctly recognize crossed out, highlighted or corrected information.
- If you submit multiple applications or petitions, we recommend sending separate payments for each one. If we reject one request or request, it will not affect the others if you have sent separate payments.
How much does the I-821 form cost?
The value of the form is 50 dollars, but here we leave you the table so you can see it in detail:
|The applicant will
|Form I-821 Fee
|Submit an initial application to TPS and request an EAD
|Under 14 years of age
|Between 14 and 65 years of age
|66 years of age and older
Where to pay the I 821 application?
We can pay in different ways:
- Personal check
- cashier’s check
- Credit card using Form G-1450 (Authorization for Credit Card Transactions)
Checks must be made out to the US Department of Homeland Security.
If you are going to apply consider this:
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