Updated 9/15/2022

TPS Available Through December 7, 2023

On April 15, 2022, DHS announced that because of armed conflict and violent conditions in Cameroon, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) would be available for 18-months to eligible Cameroonians in the United States. TPS will provide protection from deportation and permission to work in the U.S. from June 7, 2022, through December 7, 2023.
Who Is Eligible for TPS for Cameroon?
Cameroonians living in the U.S. since April 14, 2022, are eligible to apply for TPS.  

How Do I Apply for TPS?
On June 7, 2022, DHS posted the Federal Register notice with instructions on how to apply for TPS and work authorization. In order to qualify for TPS, Cameroonians must submit a TPS application (Form I-821) between June 7, 2022, and December 7, 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, December 7, 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.

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