Updated 1/3/2023

TPS Available Through June 12, 2024
On December 12, 2022, DHS announced that because of armed conflict and humanitarian concerns over access to food, water, and healthcare, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) would be available for 18-months to eligible Ethiopians living in the United States as of October 20, 2022 . TPS will provide protection from deportation and permission to work in the U.S. from December 12, 2022, through June 12, 2024.

Who Is Eligible for Ethiopian TPS?
Ethiopians living in the U.S. since October 20, 2022, are eligible to apply for TPS.

How Do I Apply for TPS?
On December 12, 2022, DHS posted a Federal Register notice with instructions on how to apply for TPS and work authorization. In order to qualify for TPS, eligible Ethiopians must submit a TPS application (Form I-821) between December 12, 2022, and June 12, 2024.

When Should I File for Work Authorization?
You can file an application for work authorization (Form I-765) with your TPS application or before the end of the TPS registration period, June 12, 2024. Due to the processing backlogs at USCIS, DHS recommends filing your work authorization as soon as possible.

Take Action, and Make your Voice Heard!
TPS protects lives by allowing people who are already in the U.S. from returning to countries that are unsafe. Take action by telling your senator to urge President Biden to extend TPS to other countries that also qualify: 1-877-267-5060

Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without applying for and receiving permission to travel, advance parole.

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