TPS Eligibility

You are eligible for TPS if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are a national of a country designated for TPS, or a person without nationality who last habitually resided in the designated country;
  • File during the open registration or re-registration period, or you meet the requirements for late initial registration (see below) regardless of whether there is currently an open registration or re-registration period;
  • Have been continuously physically present (CPP) in the United States since the most recent designation date of your country;
  • Have been a continuous resident (CR) in the United States since the date specified for your country;
  • Have not been convicted of any felony or two or more misdemeanors in the United States;
  • Are not a persecutor, or otherwise subject to one of the bars to asylum;
  • Are not subject to one of the criminal or security related grounds of inadmissibility for which a waiver is not available; and
  • Have met all the requirements for TPS registration or re-registration as specified for your country (See TPS designated countries to the left).

More specific information relating to the grounds of eligibility may be found at INA § 244(c) and 8 CFR §§ 244.1-244.4.

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