Excellent news for Ukrainians! USCIS has extended Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Ukraine for a further period of 18 months, through April 19, 2025.
If you currently have TPS, you will need to re-file Form I-821 (“Application for Temporary Protected Status”) in the 60-day period ending October 20, 2023. We encourage you to re-register as soon as possible.
If this is your first time applying for TPS, and you have resided in the U.S. since at least August 16, 2023, you may file for TPS starting August 21, 2023 up through April 19, 2025.
Individuals granted TPS are also authorized to work, provided they file for an employment authorization document, Form I-765. You may file this form at the same time you file for TPS. All filings may be done electronically via the links above, or by visiting www.USCIS.gov.
Attention Students: If your country of citizenship is Ukraine, and you are a holder of F-1 nonimmigrant student status, you may request employment authorization, work an increased number of hours while school is in session, and reduce your course load while continuing to maintain F-1 status through the TPS designation period.
Curbelo Law’s immigration attorneys regularly provide assistance to those seeking counsel on obtaining immigration relief. Our firm is experienced navigating the many complex regulations that make up immigration law in the United States. For more information contact us at 201-379-4040 or send us your questions through our contact form.
Additionally, in our website you may find detailed information on the Uniting For Ukraine Program Application, an American program created for Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Please be aware that immigration scams are increasingly common. Some unauthorized “notaries” or immigration consultants may try to take advantage of you by claiming they can file your TPS forms for a nominal fee. We urge you to exercise caution and obtain legitimate, accurate legal advice and assistance from an attorney in good standing.