Did you mean to file your TPS renewal but just missed the deadline? Are you wondering what to do next? The truth is that, even if you missed the renewal date, it is entirely possible that, in some cases, you will still be able to renew your Temporary Protected Status. That said, it’s far from guaranteed. As with most immigration law-related matters, you’re far, far better off having an experienced attorney by your side every step of the way.
What TPS Is
If you’ve never filed for TPS before, the idea is that you’ll be granted temporary immigration status in the United States from countries that are dangerous, unsafe, or unstable temporarily. As of this writing, that list includes countries like Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Nepal, Honduras, and others. This isn’t the same as asylum, which is granted to individuals fleeing persecution. TPS is designed to protect larger groups of people who could be in harm’s way. That said, just because you’ve gotten it once doesn’t mean you have it forever. It has to be renewed.
Eligibility for Late TPS Renewal
For starters, if you missed the renewal deadline but still want to renew your TPS status, you have to register while the unsafe/dangerous conditions in your country still exist. However, you can still register if it’s been less than 60 days since that condition was terminated or expired. Other additional eligibility conditions for late filing include: you have a pending application for another immigration benefit that is either still pending or has been subject to further appeal/review. Or, alternatively, you may be a non-immigrant, granted a voluntary departure or similar relief from removal proceedings.
How We Can Help
Now, as you might imagine from reading the above paragraph, this is about as complicated as it gets in terms of immigration law. One of the most important ways that we help immigrants who are in the exact situation that you are now: we can assess your eligibility. That way, you don’t waste any time in terms of finding the best way to move forward with your immigration. Should you be eligible, then we can get right to work doing everything in our power in hopes that your application will be approved by USCIS.
More Ways to Immigrate Than TPS
It could also be that the USCIS does end up accepting late re-registration of your TPS application if you have a valid reason for filing, but you will need to submit a letter that states that clearly. We can help with that, too. Indeed, we may be able to help you and yours to immigrate to the United States in a variety of ways. To reach out to our attorneys for a free consultation, you can message us through our site or call us at (855) 997-4525.