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The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar Series: USCIS Introduces Online Filing for Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) invites stakeholders to participate in a webinar to discuss online filing for Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.

On July 21, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that eligible nationals of Burma, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela or Yemen, or individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those countries, can now file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status online if they are applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the first time. All other initial TPS applicants and current beneficiaries who are re-registering under the extension of a TPS designation must continue to file a paper Form I-821.

When filing an initial TPS application, applicants can also request an Employment Authorization Document by submitting a completed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization electronically with their Form I-821. These applications will be the first forms available for concurrent filing online. To file Form I-821 online, eligible TPS applicants must first visit my.USCIS.gov to create a free USCIS online account.

During this event, staff from the CIS Ombudsman will engage in a conversation with USCIS representatives to share information about how eligible applicants can file Forms I-821 and I-765 online.

The CIS Ombudsman’s webinar will serve as an information sharing and gathering session. Participants may submit written questions and comments during the webinar. The CIS Ombudsman may share submitted questions, without attribution, to USCIS for awareness. If appropriate, these questions may be used by the agency to assist in the development of outreach and engagement materials.

We invite you to RSVP for this webinar.

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Created Date: September 1, 2021
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