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AILA Doc. No. 21031637 | Dated March 18, 2021
Special thank you to Jim Austin, USCIS Case Assistance Committee member, for his contribution to this practice alert.
Updates may be found in red.
After the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Venezuela was announced on March 8, 2021, the USCIS Case Assistance Committee contacted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to request clarification on two inconsistencies that were found on Form I-821 instructions and the Federal Register Notice that implemented Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela. As a result, USCIS confirmed the following two issues:
|The Applicant Is||Applicant's Age||I-821 Fee||Biometric Services||I-765 Fee||Total|
|Submitting their first TPS application and requesting an EAD||Younger than 14||$50||$0||$0||$50|
|14-65 years old||$50||$85||$410||$545|
|66 and older||$50||$85||$0||$135|
|Submitting their first TPS application and are not requesting an EAD||Younger than 14||$50||$0||N/A||$50|
|14 and older||$50||$85||N/A||$135|
In addition to the above clarification, the USCIS Case Assistance Committee provides the below tips for consideration of members upon filing for TPS or DED:
1. USCIS provided clarification of the correct EAD code on March 17, 2021.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21031637.
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