Resources: Temporary Protected Status

Overview

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a humanitarian designation made by the President of the United States for the benefit of certain nations that have suffered from serious political strife or natural disaster. Once the president's administration has designated a country for TPS, eligible nationals of that country have a limited time to apply for the status. The TPS designation allows a beneficiary to receive work authorization and have a social security number, making him or her eligible for a driver's license and other benefits. TPS designation can be valid for six, 12, or 18 months -- depending on what the administration wishes to do in a particular case -- and can be renewed an unlimited number of times. Every time a designation is renewed, those with TPS status must reregister and might also need to renew their work authorization.

Countries Currently Designated for TPS

Designated

Country

Most Recent Designation Date

Current Expiration Date

Current

Re-Registration Period

Employment Authorization (EAD) Automatically Extended Through

El Salvador

March 9, 2001

March 9, 2015

May 30, 2013 to July 29, 2013

March 9, 2014

Haiti

July 23, 2011

January 22, 2016

March 3, 2014 to July 22, 2014

January 22, 2015

Honduras

January 5, 1999

July 5, 2016

October 6, 2014 to December 15, 2014

July 5, 2015

Nicaragua

March 9, 2001

July 5, 2016

October 6, 2014 to December 15, 2014

July 5, 2015

Somalia

September 18, 2012

September 17, 2015

November  1, 2013- December 31, 2013

No Automatic Extension

Sudan

May 3, 2013

May 2, 2016

September 2, 2014 to November 1, 2014

May 2, 2015

South Sudan


September 2, 2014

May 2, 2016

September 2, 2014 to November 1, 2014

May 2, 2015

Syria

March 12, 2012

September 30, 2016

 

January 5, 2015 through March 6, 2015

 

September 30, 2015