The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would open registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon on June 7. It will remain open through Dec. 7, 2023.

Key Points:

  • To be eligible for TPS, nationals of Cameroon (or those without a nationality who last resided in Cameroon) must demonstrate they have resided in the U.S. continuously since April 14, 2022, and continuously physically present since June 7.
  • Applicants have 18 months, from June 7, 2022, through Dec. 7, 2023, 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 traveled to the U.S. after April 14 will not be eligible for TPS.
  • The full Federal Register notice is available here.

Additional Information: DHS made the decision to add Cameroon under TPS due to the extreme violence between government forces and armed separatist and the widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure resulting in economic instability, food insecurity and several hundred thousand displaced Cameroonians.

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