U.S. announces Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine

3 Mar 22


The Department of Homeland Security has announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Key Points:

  • The designation will remain in effect for 18 months from the date on which notice of the designation is published in the Federal Register.
  • In order to be eligible for the designation, individuals must meet applicable requirements and have continuously resided in the U.S. since March 1, 2022.
  • Individuals who attempt to travel to the U.S. after March 1, 2022, will not be eligible for TPS under this designation.
  • DHS said the forthcoming Federal Register notice would include instructions for applying for TPS and related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).

BAL Analysis: BAL will follow developments related to Ukraine’s TPS designation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

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