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Aug. 18th Is the Deadline for TPS Registration for Nationals of Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone

Nationals from Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone only have three more days to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). While USCIS had extended the initial registration deadline by 90 days, the new deadline for TPS registration for these African nationals is now Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

Who Is Eligible to Register for TPS?

Nationals from three African countries only have three more days to register for TPS, a Los Angeles immigration lawyer explains. Here’s who is eligible & how to register.

Nationals from three African countries only have three more days to register for TPS, a Los Angeles immigration lawyer explains. Here’s who is eligible & how to register.

According to USCIS, nationals of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – as well as people without a nationality who last resided in any of these countries – may be eligible to receive TPS. Specifically, the eligibility requirements for TPS include that these applicants must:

  • Have been “continuously residing” in the U.S. since November 20, 2014 and have been “continuously physically present in” the U.S. since November 21, 2014
  • Pass extensive security checks
  • Not have been convicted of certain criminal offenses (including violent crimes)
  • Not pose a threat to U.S. national security.

What to Do If You Need to Register for TPS

Eligible African nationals can register for Temporary Protected Status with USCIS by completing the following forms and submitting them to USCIS before August 18th:

  • Form I-821 (Application for TPS)
  • Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) – Note: this form must be completed and submitted to USCIS even if an applicant does not want an EAD (i.e., a work permit).

Additionally, applicants for TPS will need to:

  • Pay the appropriate filing fees or submit a fee-waiver request form
  • Submit to biometrics, which involves fingerprinting, etc. as part of the background check process.

For those who are ultimately granted TPS, the term of this designation is currently scheduled to end on May 21, 2016.

Contact a Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

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