TPS Available Through November 20, 2023
On May 16, 2022, DHS announced that because of armed conflict and unsafe conditions in Afghanistan, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) would be available for 18-months to eligible Afghans in the United States. TPS will provide protection from deportation and permission to work in the U.S. from May 20, 2022, through November 20, 2023.
Who Is Eligible for Afghan TPS?
Afghans living in the U.S. since March 15, 2022, are eligible to apply for TPS. Many Afghans entered the U.S. in August and September of 2022, after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.
How Do I Apply for TPS?
On May 20, 2022, DHS posted the Federal Register notice with instructions on how to apply for TPS and work authorization. In order to qualify for TPS, Afghans must submit a TPS application (Form I-821) between May 20, 2022, and November 20, 2023.
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, November 20, 2023. 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 advance parole.