Haitians Eligible for Temporary Protected Status

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security authorizes temporary protected status (“TPS”) for Haitian nationals and stateless persons who last resided in Haiti. Haitian temporary protected status applicants may apply for humanitarian relief during the registration period (3 August 2021 through 3 February 2023). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires that Haitian applicants file the I-821 Form when requesting temporary protected status.

Form I-821’s first page. Foreign nationals file this form to apply for temporary protected status.

Haitian citizens and stateless persons applying for temporary protected status must have continuously resided in the United States since 29 July 2021 and been continuously present in the U.S. since 3 August 2021. The Federal Register published the notice on 3 August 2021.

Recently (2024), the Department of Homeland Security extended the re-registration period for Haitian temporary protected status applicants through 3 August 2024. For Haiti specific information, applicants may find more information on USCIS’s temporary protected status webpage focused upon Haiti.