What is TPS?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of designated countries. TPS beneficiaries will not be required to leave the United States and may obtain work authorization for the initial TPS period and for any extensions of the designation. TPS does not lead to permanent resident status. When the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) terminates a TPS designation, beneficiaries will return to the same immigration status they had before TPS (unless that status has expired or has been terminated) or to any other status they may have been granted while in TPS. Learn more

TPS for Syrian Nationals

ADC filed a formal petition with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting that TPS be granted to Syrian nationals present in the US on January 25, 2012. Since approval of the petition, ADC has filed multiple TPS applications and continues to strongly advocate on behalf of Syrian nationals in the US. 

*September 25, 2012 is the deadline for Syrian Nationals to apply for TPS*

Apply for TPS

If you are applying for TPS for the first time, you must complete USCIS Form I-821 (Application for Temporary Protected Status) and submit a filing fee, supporting evidence of identity and nationality, proof of residence, and, if you are age 14 or older, a fee for biometric services. 

More information can be found on the official UCIS website

The ADC Legal Department will provide pro bono legal services to all Syrian nationals who need assistance completing the required documents, and answer any questions about the registration process

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