Biden Authorizes Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon

People from Cameroon who were in the U.S. on April 14, 2022 can apply for TPS and protection from removal.

By , J.D.

** LEGAL UPDATE **

The U.S. government has announced its decision to designate the country of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This allows people who were in the U.S. as of April 14, 2022 to apply for the right to remain here on a temporary basis and receive employment authorization. Approval will only be granted to those who meet all eligibility requirements and pass security and background checks. This designation will end in 18 months unless later renewed.

In order to apply for TPS, you will need to submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, during the 18-month initial registration period. You may also request a work permit (Employment Authorization Document or EAD) by submitting Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Both forms can be submitted to USCIS online.

Look for eventual more detailed application instructions and deadlines and other details in the Federal Register and on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' TPS page.

Effective Date: April 15, 2022