Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

The American Immigration Council provides a Fact Sheet and other helpful resources on TPS, a temporary immigration status provided to nationals of certain designated countries experiencing problems such as armed conflict or an environmental disaster that put them at risk if they were to return. A useful summary of TPS can also be found on the NAFSA website

USCIS also maintains a TPS webpage with the list of designated countries, and a detailed description of the application process.

With the addition of Ukraine on April 19, 2022, there are currently 13 countries with TPS designation, including Burma/Myanmar, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.