Certain foreign nationals physically present in the United States may apply for or renew Temporary Protected Status when DHS identifies conditions in a country that may make it dangerous for that country’s nationals to return.
The continuous physical presence requirement for TPS eligibility is a requirement to make sure that you have been physically present in the United States since the designated date for your country.
The continuous residence requirement for TPS eligibility is a requirement to make sure that you have been residing in the United States since the designated date for your country.
Only certain individuals can meet the eligibility requirements for Temporary Protected Status. In general, you must be a national of a country that the designated TPS country and be continuously physically present and continuously residing in the U.S. from specific dates set for each country.
Each country that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security designates for Temporary Protected Status has its own registration period, which may be followed by a re-registration period. Any attempts file an I-821 application after these dates must be carefully handled as a late filing for TPS.
In some cases you may have more information than can fit into the standard space provided on Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
Two of the primary benefits of Temporary Protected Status include provisional protection against deportation and permission to work in the United States for a limited period of time.