US | DHS Designates Ethiopia for TPS

The Department of Homeland Security published a Federal Register notice explaining the registration process for Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Registration will open on December 12, 2022.

What to Know
  • The 18-month designation for Ethiopia allows nationals of Ethiopia (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Ethiopia) who have continuously resided in the United States since October 20, 2022, and who have been continuously physically present in the United States since December 12, 2022, to apply for TPS.  
  • Individuals applying for TPS under Ethiopia’s designation must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, during the 18-month initial registration period that runs from December 12, 2022, through June 12, 2024.
  • Ethiopia TPS applicants are eligible to file Form I-821 online. When filing a TPS application, applicants can also request an Employment Authorization Document by submitting a completed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with their Form I-821. Applicants may also submit Form I-765 online.

The Federal Register notice explains the procedures necessary for an individual to submit an initial application under the designation and to apply for an Employment Authorization Document.  

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