The Department of Homeland Security announced today the TPS Ethiopia’s designation. According to the notice issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas the designation of Ethiopia for TPS is for a period of 18 months. Those who want to apply for TPS need to prepare now. The registration process begins on Dec. 12, 2022.
TPS Requirements for Ethiopians
To be eligible for TPS under Ethiopia’s designation, individuals must demonstrate:
– Continuous residence in the United States since Oct. 20, 2022
– Continuous physical presence in the United States since Dec. 12, 2022. Individuals arriving in the United States after Oct. 20, 2022, are not eligible for TPS under this designation and may be subject to removal if they have no other authorization to be in the United States.
How to Apply
Individuals applying for TPS under Ethiopia’s designation must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, during the 18-month initial registration period that runs from Dec. 12, 2022, through June 12, 2024. Ethiopia TPS applicants are eligible to file Form I-821 online. When filing a TPS application, applicants can also request an Employment Authorization Document by submitting a completed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with their Form I-821. Applicants may also submit Form I-765 online.
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