You Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Can You Get a Green Card?

Due to certain conditions in a foreign country, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security can designate A country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Currently, those countries are:

Many people with TPS desire to remain in the US after their the expiration of their status.  who is eligible for adjustment of status/Green Card?

CURRENT LAW: A TPS HOLDER MUST HAVE AN INDEPENDENT BASIS TO ADJUST

Currently, a TPS holder who would like to apply for a green card (also known as legal permanent resident status) must have an independent basis for their Green Card application.  Certain individuals who have married U.S. Citizens, have a citizen child over the age of 21, or have a sponsoring employer are eligible to apply for a Green Card if they are not otherwise inadmissible.

 

 

navigating adjustment of status when you are a TPS holder is a complicated process.  Please consult a qualified immigration attorney before attempting to apply for adjustment of status in order to avoid costly and potentially life-altering mistakes.