DHS Provides TPS designation for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

West Africa TPS
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:15am

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Service (USCIS) announced today that, due to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the Department of Homeland Security will designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months to eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone effective November 21, 2014.

Eligible nationals ( and people without nationality who habitually resided in one of those countries ), may register for TPS between November 21, 2014 through May 20, 2015. The eligibility requirements for TPS, which include proof that they have been continuously residing in the U.S.since November 20 , 2014 and security checks, are fully described on the TPS web page at www.uscis.gov/tps. Individuals approved for TPS will not be removed from the United States and are authorized to work and obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).