On Thursday, September 21, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Afghanistan for 18 months, from November 21, 2023, through May 20, 2025! Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “Today’s announcement to extend and redesignate TPS for Afghanistan allows us to continue to offer safety and protection to Afghan nationals who are unable to return to their country,”.
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Announces Extension and Redesignation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status“
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 9/21/23, News Release:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 9/25/23, Web Page: