Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

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ARE YOU FROM:
  • Afghanistan
  • Burma
  • Cameroon
  • Haiti
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

If you are from or lived in one of these countries, you might qualify for Temporary
Protected Status.

WHAT IS TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS):

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is for people who left their home countries because of conflict and natural disasters. A person with TPS:

  • Is protected from deportation,
  • Can work legally in the United States, and
  • May travel with permission.

TPS is usually for 18 months and may be extended. The DHS (government) announces extensions and when to re-register (sign up again).

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR TPS?

To qualify for TPS you must:

  • Be from a country on the TPS list,
  • Come to the U.S. by a certain date, and
  • Sign up for TPS before the deadline
YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR TPS IF:
You are from: You came to the U.S. by: You sign up by:
Afghanistan March 15, 2022 To be announced
Burma March 11, 2021 November 25, 2022
Cameroon April 14, 2022 To be announced
Haiti July 29, 2021 February 3, 2023
Somalia July 19, 2021 March 17, 2023
South Sudan March 1, 2022 November 3, 2023
Sudan March 1, 2022 October 19, 2023
Syria March 19, 2021 September 30, 2022
Ukraine April 11, 2022 October 19, 2023
Venezuela March 8, 2021 September 9, 2022
Yemen July 5, 2021 March 3, 2023


TPS and Asylum: Can I Apply for Both? (ILRC resource)


Find more information for each country listed below:

General TPS Information:

 - updated April 2022

Burma TPS Information: 

Haiti TPS Information: 

Somalia TPS Information: 

South Sudan TPS Information: 

Sudan TPS Information:

Syria TPS Information:

Ukraine TPS Information:

Venezuela TPS Information:

Yemen TPS Information: