Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status that is granted to individuals who are unable to safely return to their home country due to ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. TPS provides temporary relief from deportation and work authorization to eligible individuals.

To be eligible for TPS, an individual must be a national of a country that has been designated for TPS by the U.S. government, and must have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since the designated date of TPS for their country. Individuals must also meet certain other eligibility criteria, such as not having a criminal record that would make them ineligible for TPS.

TPS is typically granted for a period of 6 to 18 months, but may be extended if the conditions that led to the TPS designation persist. TPS does not provide a pathway to permanent residency or citizenship, but it does allow individuals to live and work legally in the U.S. for the duration of their TPS designation.

It is important to note that TPS is subject to change, and the eligibility requirements and application process may vary depending on the individual’s circumstances and the current state of the program. It is recommended to consult with an immigration attorney or qualified legal professional for guidance and advice.