On Thursday, March 3, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Ukraine for 18 months. This designation of TPS is based upon ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions in Ukraine making return un-safe. Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since March 1, 2022. Individuals who attempt to travel to the United States after March 1, 2022, will not be eligible for TPS. *USCIS
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months“.
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), 3/3/22, News Release:
USCIS (USCIS.gov),3/2/22, Web Page: