Temporary Protected Status

Tips for Foreign Nationals Impacted by Civil Unrest or Natural Disasters:

Conditions in your home country, such as civil unrest or a severe environmental disaster may impede your ability to return home as originally planned or may create temporary financial difficulties for you and your family.

Extreme situations beyond your control also may affect your ability to maintain lawful immigration status while in the United States. During these special situations, temporary relief measures may be available to eligible foreign nationals. Contact East Coast Legal Group today! We can help you understand what TPS means to you, and if appropriate, help to expedite your application.

If you are a foreign national who has been affected by a severe environmental disaster or other extreme situation, the available options for which you may apply include:

  • A change of extension of nonimmigrant status
  • F-1 students experiencing financial difficulties
  • Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens with current priority dates
  • Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens with employment authorizations

Countries Currently designated for TPS

  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Syria

Eligibility requirements for TPS can be difficult to properly determine and are often dependent on date, and current status. Contact East Coast Legal Group to ensure you have the best possible chance of remaining in the United States under TPS. This is especially important if you have a criminal record, are here illegally, or have lost your papers.

REMEMBER: TPS is granted for individuals who are already in the United States. TPS is NOT a visa.