Form I-821

Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821)

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Temporary Protected Status in the United States

Foreign nationals hailing from countries under duress are eligible to apply for temporary protected status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This extension allows you to remain in the United States until the crisis in your country is resolved. In the meantime you will be allowed to live and work in America. There are a variety of reasons that a country may warrant its abroad residents eligibility for temporary protected status including extensive warfare, epidemics or natural disasters. Below is a list of the countries given temporary protected status.

Countries of Origin Eligible for Temporary Protected Status

El Salvador

Salvadorian nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of March 9, 2001. This status will expire on September 9, 2016. Applicants may re-register between January 7, 2015 - March 9, 2015. Current employment authorization documents will remain active until September 9, 2015.

Guinea

Guinea nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of November 21, 2014. This status will expire on November 21, 2016. Initial registration period is March 22, 2016 through May 23, 2016.

Haiti

Haitian nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of July 23, 2011. This status will expire on July 22, 2017. Applicants were able to re-register from Aug. 25, 2015 through Oct. 26, 2015. Employment authorization documents were automatically extended through July 22, 2016.

Honduras

Honduran nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of January 5, 1999. This status will expire on July 5, 2016. Applicants were able to re-register between October 14, 2014 and December 15, 2014. Current employment authorization documents will remain active until July 5, 2015.

Liberia

Liberia nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of November 21, 2014. This status will expire on November 21, 2016. Initial registration period is March 22, 2016 through May 23, 2016.

Nepal

Nepal nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of June 24, 2015 . This status will expire on December 24, 2016. Initial registration period is June 24, 2015 through December 21, 2015.

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of March 9, 2001. This status will expire on July 5, 2016. Applicants were able to re-register between October 14, 2014 and December 15, 2014. Current employment authorization documents will remain active until July 5, 2015.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of November 21, 2014. This status will expire on November 21, 2016. Initial registration period is March 22, 2016 through May 23, 2016.

Somalia

Somali nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of September 18, 2012. This status will expire on March 17, 2017. Applicants were able to re-register between June 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015. Employment authorization documents have not been automatically extended for Somali nationals.

Sudan

Sudanese nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of May 3, 2013. This status will expire on November 2, 2017. Applicants were able to re-register between January 25, 2016 and March 25, 2016. Employment authorization documents were automatically extended through November 2, 2016.

South Sudan

South Sudanese nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of January 25, 2016. This status will expire on November 2, 2017. Applicants were able to re-register between January 25, 2016 and March 25, 2016. Initial registration was January 25, 2016 through July 25, 2016. Employment authorization documents were automatically extended through November 2, 2016.

Syria

Syrian nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of January 5, 2015. This status will expire on September 30, 2016. Applicants may re-register between January 5, 2015 and March 6, 2015. Initial registration period is January 5, 2015 through July 6, 2015. Employment authorization documents were automatically extended through September 30, 2015.

Yemen

Yemen nationals have been granted temporary protected status as of September 3, 2015. This status will expire on March 3, 2017. Initial registration period is September 3, 2015 through March 1, 2016.