TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status or give any other immigration status. But the beneficiaries of TPS:
Also, if you are granted TPS, you cannot be detained by DHS based on your immigration status in the United States.
Below are the countries that currently have been designated with TPS:
To be eligible for TPS, you must:
You may NOT be eligible for TPS or to maintain your existing TPS if you:
Once you are granted TPS, you must re-register during each re-registration period to maintain TPS benefits. This applies to all TPS beneficiaries, including those who were initially granted by USCIS, an Immigration Judge, or the BIA.
Late Re-Registration for TPS
USCIS may accept a late re-registration application with a showing of good cause for filing late. It is important to note that if you file your TPS re-registration application late, processing may be delayed and can lead to gaps in your work authorization.
Late Initial Filing for TPS
You can apply for TPS for the first time during an extension of your country’s TPS designation period. If you qualify to file your initial TPS application late, you must still independently meet all the TPS eligibility requirements listed in the Eligibility section above.
ALERT: The termination of TPS for Nepal and Honduras will not go into effect until further notice. As required by the court-approved stipulation in Bhattarai v. Nielsen, No. 19-cv-731 (N.D. Cal), USCIS will extend appropriate TPS-related documentation (Employment Authorization Documents; Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record) for eligible beneficiaries of TPS Honduras and TPS Nepal similar to the way it has for the TPS beneficiaries in Ramos v. Nielsen, No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal), a case that challenges the terminations of TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. The terminations of TPS for Nepal and Honduras will not go into effect while appeals are pending in Ramos, a case that presents similar issues to those presented in Bhattarai.
ALERT: Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan for 18 months through Nov 3, 2020. Do not pay for or submit any form until USCIS updates official re-registration information on this webpage.
ALERT: On Oct. 3, 2018, in Ramos, et al. v. Nielsen, et al., No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018) (PDF, 458 KB), tthe U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS from implementing and enforcing the decisions to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador, pending further resolution of the case
For additional information, please see the March 1, 2019, Federal Register Notice,specific TPS country pages available on the USCIS website, and the Update on Ramos v. Nielsen page on the USCIS website.
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