What you need to know if DHS TERMINATES TPS for your country
- If DHS terminates a country’s TPS,TPS holders from that country are no longer eligible for extensions of TPS beyond the announced end date.
- A termination decision does not affect your current TPS and work authorization until the end date.
- DHS is required to provide people with advance notice when it terminates a country’s TPS designation. The length of notice can vary can vary from 60 days to 18 months. You can check which applies to you at uscis.org/TPS.
- Unless your country receives a 60-day termination, you will be able to apply to re-register to extend your TPS status and obtain an extended work authorization.
- Once the termination period ends, your immigration status will go back to what it was before you held TPS.
What you need to know if DHS CANNOT MAKE A DECISION for your country
- If DHS does not make a decision about your country’s TPS 60 days before it is set to end, the country receives an automatic six-month extension.
- You may be able to re-register during an automatic extension if you wish to extend your TPS status and obtain an extended work authorization.
- DHS will still need to decide whether to extend or terminate TPS 60-days before the end of the automatic six-month extension.