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Temporary Protected Status – Ukraine


TPS Available Through April 19, 2025

On August 18, 2023, DHS announced an extension and an expansion of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine. DHS expanded TPS to include Ukrainians who have lived in the U.S. as of August 16, 2023. TPS will be available for an additional 18 months to eligible Ukrainians through April 19, 2025. TPS provides temporary immigration status, protection from deportation, and permission to work.

Current Ukrainian TPS holders (who have lived in the U.S. since April 11, 2022) can apply for an extension of TPS and work authorization. In addition, TPS applicants from Ukraine who have lived in the U.S. since August 16, 2023, are now also eligible to apply for TPS and work authorization for the first time.

On August 21, 2023, DHS posted a Federal Register notice with information about the extension of TPS for Ukraine and the expansion of the program to include Ukrainians in the U.S. as of August 16, 2023. Ukrainians who currently have TPS must apply for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) between August 21, 2023, and October 20, 2023.

First-time TPS applicants must file a TPS application form between August 21, 2023, and April 19, 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 August 21, 2023, and October 20, 2023, TPS holders who currently have TPS and work authorization until October 19, 2023, will receive an automatic extension of work permission until October 19, 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.