A country may be designated for TPS when conditions in the country fall into one or more of the three statutory bases for designation: ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, or extraordinary and temporary conditions. This designation is based on both ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Ukraine that prevent Ukrainian nationals, and those of no nationality who last habitually resided in Ukraine, from returning to Ukraine safely.
Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since March 1, 2022. Individuals who attempt to travel to the United States after March 1, 2022, will not be eligible for TPS. Ukraine’s designation will go into effect on the publication date of the forthcoming Federal Register notice. The notice will provide instructions for applying for TPS and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) which would allow recipients to legally work in the United States. TPS applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and undergo security and background checks.
Our attorneys are continuing to monitor the situation, and are available to answer any questions you may have about TPS and other options that may be available to you.