Temporary Protected Status (TPS)


Navigating the complexities of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) can be challenging. At Fibi Law, we specialize in offering expert guidance on TPS, a unique immigration status granted to nationals of designated countries facing adverse conditions such as natural disasters, armed conflict, or other extraordinary circumstances.

What is TPS?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a humanitarian relief program administered by the U.S. government. It is designed to protect nationals from countries experiencing severe conditions that make it unsafe or impractical for them to return.

Benefits of TPS

Once you are granted TPS, you receive several benefits:

  • Protection from Deportation: You cannot be deported from the U.S. during the period your TPS is valid.
  • Employment Authorization: You can obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), allowing you to work legally in the U.S.
  • Travel Authorization: You may apply for permission to travel abroad and return to the U.S.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for TPS, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a national of a designated country or have last habitually resided in that country.
  • Have been continuously present in the U.S. since the date of designation.
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or two or more misdemeanors in the U.S.

Application Process

  1. Eligibility Check: Determine your eligibility based on your nationality and other criteria.
  2. Documentation: Gather required documents such as proof of nationality, identity, and residence.
  3. Application Submission: Complete and submit the TPS application form along with the required fees.
  4. Biometrics Appointment: Attend a biometrics appointment for fingerprinting and photographing.
  5. Status Update: Receive notification of your application status, which could be approval, denial, or a request for additional information.

Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

  • Missed Deadlines: Ensure you submit your application within the designated registration period.
  • Incomplete Documentation: Double-check that all required documents are submitted to avoid delays.
  • Failure to Renew: Keep track of the expiration date of your TPS and renew it in a timely manner.

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