Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

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Afghans in the United States since certain dates are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) because conditions in Afghanistan temporarily prevent them from returning to that country safely.

Temporary Protected Status is available to Afghans who have been in the United States since March 15, 2022, and who have continuously resided in the U.S. since May 20, 2022.

To qualify, you must file your TPS application by November 20, 2023.

Instructions on how to apply are here.

It may be helpful to consult with an immigration attorney to assist you with this complicated process.

Frequently asked questions about TPS for Afghans.