(TPS) when the country is experiencing conditions such as armed conflict, natural disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions that prevent its nationals from safely returning.
Who is eligible for TPS?
To be eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), an individual must:
- Be a national of a designated TPS country or a person without nationality who last habitually resided in the designated country
- Be physically present in the U.S. at the time of designation or within a certain time frame specified by the Secretary of Homeland Security
- Meet certain eligibility criteria, such as a background check and continuous physical presence and residence in the U.S.
- Not have a disqualifying criminal record.
Note: Eligibility criteria may vary and change over time, it is advisable to consult with immigration officials or an immigration attorney for the most up-to-date information.
What are the benefits of TPS?
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) provides the following benefits to eligible individuals:
- Protection from removal/deportation from the U.S.
- Eligibility to work legally in the U.S.
- Ability to travel outside the U.S. with permission.
Note: These benefits are temporary and subject to change and are only available while an individual’s TPS is in effect. The Secretary of Homeland Security can extend, terminate, or redesignate a country for TPS.
When do TPS designations expire?
The expiration date of a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation depends on the specific country designation and the determination made by the Secretary of Homeland Security. TPS designations can be extended, terminated, or redesignated by the Secretary based on changing circumstances in the designated country. It is advisable to regularly check for updates and news on TPS designations, as the expiration date of a TPS designation may change.