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Temporary Protected Status – Cameroon


TPS Available Through June 7, 2025

On October 6, 2023, DHS announced an extension and an expansion of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. DHS expanded TPS to include Cameroonians who have lived in the U.S. as of October 5, 2023. TPS will be available for an additional 18 months to eligible Cameroonians through June 7, 2025.

TPS provides temporary immigration status, protection from deportation, and permission to work.

Current Cameroonian TPS holders (who have lived in the U.S. since April 14, 2022) can apply for an extension of TPS and work authorization. In addition, TPS applicants from Cameroon who have lived in the U.S. since October 5, 2023, are now eligible to apply for the first time for TPS and work authorization.

On October 10, 2023, DHS posted a Federal Register Notice with information about the extension of TPS for Cameroon and the expansion of the program to include Cameroonians in the U.S. as of October 5, 2023. Cameroonians who currently have TPS must apply for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) between October 10, 2023, and December 11, 2023.

First-time TPS applicants must file a TPS application form between October 10, 2023, and June 7, 2025. To apply for a work permit, applicants must apply for employment authorization (Form-I-765).

By filing for an extension of TPS during the 60-day application period, between October 10, 2023, and December 11, 2023, TPS holders who currently have TPS and work authorization until December 7, 2023, will receive an automatic extension of work permission until December 7, 2024.

You can apply for work authorization (Form I-765) with your TPS application or before the end of the TPS registration period. DHS recommends filing your work authorization as soon as possible.

Take Action, and Make Your Voice Heard!

TPS saves lives by protecting people who are already in the U.S. from returning to unsafe countries. 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 first applying for and receiving advance parole.