Ethiopia TPS registration opens Monday

9 Dec 22


The Department of Homeland Security announced that it will open registration for Temporary Protected Status for Ethiopia on Dec. 12. It will remain open through June 12, 2024.

Key Points:

  • To be eligible for TPS, nationals of Ethiopia — or those without a nationality who last resided in Ethiopia — must demonstrate they have resided in the United States continuously since Oct. 20, 2022, and been continuously physically present since Dec. 12, 2022.
  • Applicants have 18 months, from Dec. 12, 2022, through June 12, 2024, to register and complete Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. They may also request an Employment Authorization Document by submitting Form I-765.
  • Those who travel to the United States after Dec. 12 will not be eligible for TPS.
  • The full Federal Register notice is available here.

Additional Information: DHS made the decision to add Ethiopia under TPS due to conflict-related violence and a humanitarian crisis involving severe food shortages, flooding, drought and displacements.

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