April 26, 2022
On April 18, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted two notices in the Federal Register on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Ukraine and Sudan. These notices provide information about how to register for TPS under each country’s designation. DHS Secretary Mayorkas had previously announced an 18-month designation for both Ukraine and Sudan for TPS.
To be eligible under the Ukraine designation, individuals must demonstrate their continuous residence in the United States since April 11, 2022, among other requirements. To be eligible under the Sudan designation, individuals must demonstrate their continuous residence in the United States since March 1, 2022, among other requirements. Individuals from these countries arriving in the United States after these dates are not eligible for TPS.
The TPS registration for both Ukraine and Sudan began on April 19, 2022. Individuals applying for TPS under the Ukraine or Sudan designations must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, during the 18-month initial registration period that runs until October 19, 2023. TPS applicants are also eligible to apply for Employment Authorization.
If you have any questions about how these recent TPS announcements might impact you, please contact the attorney at LHSCD working on your case. Or, to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, please proceed to our Consultation Request Form.