Temporary Protected

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is available to foreign nationals of specifically designated countries who are temporarily unable to safely return to their home country because of ongoing conflict, disaster, or other extraordinary conditions. This humanitarian relief is available to individuals who have been continuously physically present in the United States, or have taken brief, casual and innocent departures from the United States, since the specific date specified by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). During the period for which a country has been designated for TPS, beneficiaries may remain in the United States and obtain work authorization. If you are a national of a country designated for TPS, contact our office for assistance.