USA and the UK
TPS to Ukraine
Secretary Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that Temporary Protected Status has been issued for Ukrainian nationals due to the Russian invasion and ongoing war in the country.
TPS grants foreign nationals the right to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation to a country ravaged by violence, environmental disaster, or any other extraordinary circumstance that prevents its citizens from safely returning to their home country. This TPS designation for Ukraine will be valid for 18 months (valid until September 1st, 2023).
To be eligible for TPS, Ukrainian nationals must have continuously lived in the United States as of March 1st, 2022. Those who arrived after this date will not qualify for TPS. Furthermore, all individuals who are eligible for TPS must submit their TPS application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within 180 days (until August 28th, 2022). In addition to this application, TPS recipients will also need to apply for employment authorization in order to legally work while in the United States.
TPS Redesignated and Extended to South Sudan
In addition to granting TPS designation to Ukraine, the Department of Homeland Security has once again redesignated TPS status to South Sudan, a country struggling with ongoing violence and famine. TPS for South Sudan has been extended until November 3, 2023. South Sudan beneficiaries who are in the United States will need to re-register for TPS by March 3rd, 2022.
Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) set to expire will be automatically extended until November 2023. Any South Sudanese individuals with TPS status who has not filed for an EAD are recommended to file as soon as possible.
What can IAS do to help you and your family at this difficult time
As immigration professionals, we understand the plight of those affected by fleeing a war-torn country. If you are struggling to get yourself or a loved one out of harm’s way, contact us today for assistance with re-locating to the United States.
We are currently offering free advice sessions to Ukrainian nationals and their family members who need urgent assistance with U.S. immigration matters. This can include advice about Temporary Protected Status, a family-based green card, temporary spouse and dependent visas, or anything else you have questions or concerns about, including the estimated time for processing visas.
Our team of immigration professionals remains up-to-date with the latest U.S. immigration policies and procedures and are dedicated in helping with your immigration journey. Get in touch with us today by calling +1 844 290 6312 or y leaving a message online through the contact form or live chat.
Last modified on June 29th, 2023 at 8:36 am
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