Have you been considering applying for TPS but don’t know if it’s the best course of action? Has your home country been designated TPS and do you want to explore all of your options? Recently, countries such as Nepal and others have had their TPS status extended while others have been designated TPS. Here at the Rijal Law Firm, we have an experienced TPS immigration lawyer team to answer your questions. Contact us today for a case evaluation to speak with an immigration lawyer for your individual needs.
I Can Work if I Have TPS, Right?
Absolutely. Indeed, this is one of the benefits of TPS. To put it simply, you can work if you have been granted TPS here in the United States. Now, to make sure that you’re eligible for this, you have to submit Form I-765 to request employment authorization, either after you apply for TPS or at the same time. This is another way that we can help our clients: by making sure that your documentation is filled out exactly when it should be and how it should be.
When I Apply for TPS, Is That “Seeking Asylum?”
No, it really isn’t. It’s natural that some make that connection, but they are by no means synonymous. To be clear, the eligibility for TPS is actually more selective, it’s more rare. For example, anyone can seek asylum in America, only those from certain countries can apply for TPS. One significant difference, however, is in the eventual outcome: you can seek permanent residency if you are granted asylum, whereas TPS doesn’t have that same end goal
If I Do Become a TPS Holder, Can I Apply for a Green Card?
If you’re in the United States on TPS, that doesn’t mean that, automatically, you’re able to apply for a green card. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible for you to qualify for permanent residency in some other way. Indeed, that’s one more way that we can help. We can go through your options with you, helping you to find the right one to fit you.
So, How Long Does TPS Last?
The truth is that there is no set date for each country. It changes. The Secretary of Homeland Security makes the determination about when this status ends. It will be announced. We can work with you to make sure that you’ll be able to take advantage of the best options for you.
An Immigration Lawyer for Your Individual Needs
TPS and TPS renewal are some of the many ways we help our clients immigrate to the United States, but they are just some of the ways. There are many, many others. If you need help with renewing your TPS, reach out to us for a free case evaluation. That said, we encourage you to do so even if you aren’t interested in TPS but are instead looking for another way to immigrate. We very well may be able to help. You can schedule that case evaluation with us through our site or by giving us a call.