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Which Countries Are Protected Under Temporary Protected Status?

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status that allows individuals from certain countries to remain in the United States. In order for an individual to qualify for TPS, the Secretary of Homeland Security must designate their foreign country for TPS. The Secretary of Homeland Security designates countries for TPS due to conditions in the country that make it unsafe for their nationals to return.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries who are already physically present in the United States. If you currently fear deportation, TPS can help you temporarily reside in the U.S.

Which Countries Are Designated for TPS?

As of May 2022, there are thirteen countries designated for TPS. We list the countries below:

  1. Burma (Myanmar)

  2. El Salvador

  3. Haiti

  4. Honduras

  5. Nepal

  6. Nicaragua

  7. Somalia

  8. Sudan

  9. South Sudan

  10. Syria

  11. Ukraine

  12. Venezuela

  13. Yemen


If you are physically present in the United States and you are a foreign national of one of the countries listed above, you may qualify for Temporary Protected Status. It is vital that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to learn more about the next steps.

TPS for Ukraine Citizens

As of April 2022, Temporary Protected Status has become available for Ukrainian citizens currently residing in the United States. Regardless of your legal status, you can seek protection from TPS. According to the USCIS, Ukrainian citizens will be protected from deportation to their home country under TPS until October 19, 2023 (unless this date is extended by the USCIS). It is vital that you register during the 18-month period to ensure that you are protected.

Seek Legal Guidance

Your protection from deportation depends on your ability to register for TPS or other immigration-related applications. For such a reason, it is important that you avoid mistakes or errors throughout the process. Our team at Akula & Associates P.C. can help you with this process from start to finish. We can help you determine if you qualify for TPS and we can help you with the registration process.

Get in touch with our experienced team of immigration attorneys today at (844) 299-5003 to learn more about your options!