On October 21, 2022, Ethiopia was designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Ethiopians who qualify and apply for TPS will obtain the protected status for 18 months.
The United States is seeking to protect Ethiopian nationals currently residing in the United States. Due to the humanitarian crisis in their country, Ethiopian citizens cannot safely return to their home country. Ethiopians who attempt to travel to the United States after October 20, will not be eligible for TPS under this designation.
Instructions to apply for TPS will be available in the Federal Register notice.
To be designated for TPS, a country may have one or more of the three following conditions:
- Ongoing armed conflict
- Environmental disaster
- Other extraordinary and temporary conditions
This is the first time that Ethiopia is designated for TPS. Ethiopia’s TPS designation is based on ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in the country. Once approved, TPS beneficiaries will be able to stay in the United States and work until the conditions in Ethiopia improve. Please contact us if you wish to apply for TPS. We will make sure you meet all eligibility requirements.