Designation of Haiti For Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
In response to the earthquake in Haiti, Secretary of the Department Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the designation of Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. TPS allows for eligible Haitians who are currently in the United States to continue living and working in the United States for another 18 months.
In order to be eligible for TPS, you must:
- Be a national of Haiti, or a person without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 12, 2010;
- Have been continuously physically present in the United States since the date of the Federal Register Notice publication, which will be Jan. 21, 2010;
- Meet certain immigrant admissibility requirements, and other TPS eligibility requirements; and
- Satisfactorily complete all TPS application procedures and file all applications by July 20, 2010. If you cannot afford the filing fees, you may file a fee waiver request.
Moreover, if you are in the United States under another nonimmigrant visa such as a student visa, you are eligible for TPS.
For more information, please visit USCIS – TPS designation for Haiti.
Categories: Immigration Law