USCIS has noted that it will not be reusing previously captured fingerprint and biometric data during the next Central American Temporary Protected Status (TPS) re-registration period. This means that an appointment will be scheduled for every TPS registrant to appear at an Application Support Center to have their fingerprints and biometric data (photo and signature) captured.

These appointments will be scheduled 4 to 8 weeks after the registrant files his or her Form I-821, the Application for Temporary Protected Status. Registrants should wait to receive a biometric appointment notice before going to the Application Support Center for biometric processing.