The Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

The Temporary Protected Status, known by its acronym in English as TPS, is a temporary immigration protection status, designed for a specific country designated by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has suffered an armed conflict (civil war), a natural disaster or other circumstances associated with the undesirable return of its citizens to that country.

On March 9 of this year, the Secretary General of the Department of National Security, Alejandro Mayorcas, designated Venezuela as a country for the Temporary Protection Status for a period of 18 months, during which time, the citizens of that country who are They are living in the United States, they will not be able to be deported while the designation is in force (and they comply with the TPS requirements), they will also be able to work validly and they will also be able to request an authorization to travel outside the United States.

Among the requirements to apply for TPS are the following: [1] Be a Venezuelan national (or an individual without nationality whose last place of habitual residence was in Venezuela), [2] Have continuously resided in the territory of the United States since March 8, 2021 and, [3] have been physically present, continuously in the United States since March 9, 2021.

Each individual is considered individually eligible at the time of applying for TPS and the 180-day period to register began on March 9 and expires on September 5 of this year.

From the offices of Lawyer Arias we have already begun to provide the necessary help for all those Venezuelans who wish to apply for TPS. If you are Venezuelan and you are still awaiting the date for your asylum interview, you have an asylum pending in Court or you are subject to a deportation procedure, or if you already have a deportation order, we can provide you with the necessary legal assistance and clarify all your questions regarding the TPS application process.

By: Mark A. Arias.
Lawyer in the legal exercise of his profession. Immigration lawyer.


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