Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
ARE YOU FROM:
- South Sudan
If you are from or lived in one of these countries, you might qualify for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
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||November 20, 2023|
|Burma||March 11, 2021||November 25, 2022|
|Cameroon||April 14, 2022||December 7, 2023|
|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: