DHS Announces TPS Registration Process for Cameroon

On Tuesday, June 7, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. In April, DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the 18-month designation of Cameroon for TPS.

USCIS estimates that about 11,700 individuals may be eligible for TPS under the designation of Cameroon. However, individuals arriving in the United States after April 14, 2022, do not qualify for TPS under this designation and may be subject to removal if they have no other authorization to be in the United States.

Key Highlights
  • The registration process begins on June 7, 2022. All individuals who want to request TPS under the designation of Cameroon must apply.
  • To be eligible for TPS under the Cameroon designation, individuals must demonstrate their continuous residence in the United States since April 14, 2022, and continued physical presence in the United States since June 7, 2022.
  • Individuals applying for TPS under the Cameroon designation must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, during the 18-month initial registration period from June 7, 2022, through December 7, 2023. Cameroon TPS applicants are eligible to file Form I-821 online.
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