Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - FAQs

Yes. TPS does not affect any pending asylum.

No, but it is strongly recommended to register for TPS. Registration will preserve one’s access to TPS benefits in the future, even if they do not need it today.

TPS does not lead to resident status on its own, having TPS would not affect one’s resident application in most cases.

Yes, as long as you meet the TPS requirements.

Yes, a translated document with a certificate of translation should accompany the foreign language document.

Applying for TPS will not make you lose your F1 Visa.

You would violate your status. If you wish to preserve F1 status, you would need to comply with its requirements and restrictions. Registration would not violate the F1.

Please see your DSO.

TPS registration is recommended.

So long as you maintain your F-1 Status requirements, you can remain in this Status.


If you wish to preserve this status.

Yes, but the applicant may be asked to prove that their last place of residence was Venezuela.

Not a clear question. If the case is denied, would it affect?

I recommend TPS registration for all who qualify. It is up to the applicant on whether or not they want to seek an EAD card. The registration preserves the benefit should your circumstances change down the road.

There are several risky answers to this question. If you are out of status, you should absolutely not travel. If you are seeking advance parole, you can not travel until it is approved. It is wise to consult with an attorney prior to any travel, as some trips may trigger inadmissibility bars or ruin eligibility for TPS.

No you cannot include your spouse in your TPS application.

No, unless some type of fraud is associated with an application.

Many people do it on their own. We recommend an attorney due to the time constraints associated with TPS.

From the date of the announcement.

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