Will I be able to obtain a work permit from USCIS?
If your TPS application is approved, you may receive your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) if you requested your EAD at the same time as your TPS application. For an EAD, you must submit the appropriate application and USCIS. Applicants who already have or do not wish to receive employment authorization still must submit a completed USCIS form, but without the required fee.
May I travel outside the United States?
If you are granted TPS, you must remain continuously physically present in the United States. The grant of TPS status does not mean that you have permission to travel abroad. In some cases, limited permission to travel may be granted by the district director in accordance with the advance parole regulations.
Failure to obtain advance parole prior to traveling abroad may result in the withdrawal of your TPS. This may subsequently put you at risk of removal or deportation.
How can I check the status of my application?
You can contact the USCIS office that received your application to ask about your case status. Be prepared to provide the USCIS staff with specific information about your application.
If my application is rejected by USCIS, may I appeal?
If your application for TPS is denied, you may have the option to appeal. You will receive instructions telling you whether or not you are allowed to appeal the decision. These instructions will be included in the notice of denial.
How do I apply for TPS from USCIS?
If you are applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the first time, you must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status to USCIS with the appropriate filing fee. You will have to provide evidence to prove your identity and nationality, proof of residence, and, if you are age 14 or older, a fee for biometric services. If you are between the ages of 14 and 65 and want employment authorization, you should also complete and submit an Application for Employment Authorization to USCIS with the appropriate fee. Applicants who already have or do not wish to receive employment authorization still must submit a different USCIS Form.
If you are granted TPS, you must re-register with the USCIS for each period that your TPS benefits are extended. To re-register, you must complete and submit two separate applications and any applicable fees to USCIS during the period stated in the Federal Register notice of extension of the TPS designation. If you do not re-register each period, your TPS may be withdrawn. This is a very time sensitive application and you want to make sure that you are submitting the correct paperwork and fees to USCIS. If you need any help in applying to re-register for TPS, please feel free to call or email today!
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador Extended for Another 18 Months!
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) period for eligible nationals of El Salvador. The extension will increase the protected status for an additional 18 months. The extension goes into effect on March 10, 2015 through September 9, 2016.
How To Apply:
Current Salvadoran beneficiaries of TPS seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60 day period that runs from January 7, 2015 – March 9, 2015.
El Salvadoran nationals applying for TPS for the first time may only apply if he or she has resided in the United States since January 7, 2015 and have been continuously physically present since April 1, 2015.
Re-designation and 18 Month Extension for Syrian TPS Holders
The Secretary of Homeland Security has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This means that the existing TPS designation for Syria now covers April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. Eligible nationals of Syria may register or re-register for TPS and remain temporarily living and working in the United States.
How to Apply
Current Syrian beneficiaries of TPS seeking extension of status must re-register during the 60 day period starting on January 5, 2015 and ending on March 6, 2015.
Syrian nationals applying for the first time may apply starting April 1, 2015. To be eligible, you need to have resided in the United States since January 5, 2015 and have had continuous physical presence in the United States since April 1, 2015.