U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this week that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants from five countries can submit initial applications online.

Key Points:

  • First-time TPS applicants from Myanmar (Burma), Somalia, Syria, Venezuela or Yemen can file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protect Status online.
  • Individuals from one of the aforementioned countries filing initial TPS applications online can also file an online version of Form I-765, Request for Employment Authorization alongside Form I-821 to request an Employment Authorization Document.
  • USCIS will deny online applications from all re-registrants and first-time applicants from any country other than those listed above.

Additional Information: USCIS said it intends to make online filing available for all TPS applicants and re-registrants in the future. Individuals can find all forms that can be filed online with USCIS here. BAL will provide additional information as it becomes available.

This alert has been provided by BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.
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