Temporary Protection Status (TPS): How It Works

Virginia Immigration Attorney

Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a form of temporary immigration status which certain foreign nationals of designated countries can use as a method of staying in the United States. To be eligible for TPS, you must be a citizen of one of the countries on USCIS' designated countries list. The benefit is made available for those who are unable to safely return to their country because of ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters or epidemics, or some other extraordinary and temporary condition.

If you or a loved one are from one of the countries on the list designated for TPS protection, and would like assistance in filing for TPS, the immigration attorneys at Fayad Law, PC can help.Our immigration attorneys will handle every aspect of the filing procedure and assist you in any way we can.

Benefits of TPS

If you are granted TPS protection, you will not be removable from the United States, can work by applying for an employment authorization document, and may even be granted permission to travel abroad during the protected period. When granted TPS, you are not granted any other immigration status, but you can file for a nonimmigrant status, the adjustment of status based on some other immigration petition you may have filed, and any other immigration benefit for which you may be eligible.

Contact us now for a free evaluation of your case, as time is of the essence when considering TPS. There are filing deadlines and registration periods which must be adhered to in order to be granted TPS. Employing the help of a qualified, experienced Virginia immigration attorney to assist with your filing assures you that the preparation of your application will be accurate and thorough. Our firm is dedicated to helping those who qualify for this benefit. Please contact us today to discuss your case with one of our skilled immigration lawyers.