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Filing a Late TPS Re-Registration Application: What to Do if You Missed the October 20th Deadline

Filing a Late TPS Re-Registration Application: What to Do if You Missed the October 20th Deadline

For Ukrainians who held TPS in the initial term but have not yet re-registered to extend their TPS status, USCIS provides a limited opportunity for individuals to re-register for TPS if they can show good cause for why they are filing after the October 20th deadline has passed.

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USCIS Issues Policy Alert on EAD Validity Periods and Employment Incident to Parole

USCIS Issues Policy Alert on EAD Validity Periods and Employment Incident to Parole

On September 27, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Alert regarding employment authorization for noncitizens. The Policy Alert provides updated validity periods for certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) and clarifies the agency’s official position on employment incident to parole for certain Ukrainians.

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USCIS Announces New Process for Children with U.S.-Based Parents or Guardians to Travel under Uniting for Ukraine (U4U)

USCIS Announces New Process for Children with U.S.-Based Parents or Guardians to Travel under Uniting for Ukraine (U4U)

On September 20, 2023, USCIS announced a new procedure for minor children with U.S.-based parents or legal guardians to travel under Uniting for Ukraine (U4U). Learn more about eligibility, application procedures, and documents needed to prove legal guardianship.

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Ukraine's Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Redesignated with New Eligibility Dates and Extended for Current TPS Holders

Ukraine’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Redesignated with New Eligibility Dates and Extended for Current TPS Holders

Today, DHS announced a redesignation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as well as an extension of TPS for Ukraine for 18 months from October 20, 2023 through April 19, 2025. Ukrainians who arrived in the U.S. on or before August 16, 2023, may be eligible to apply for the new TPS period. Ukrainians who already hold TPS may register to extend their status.

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Form I-134A Adds New U4U Sponsor Question Asking Why the Beneficiary Should Be Paroled

Form I-134A Adds New U4U Sponsor Question Asking Why the Beneficiary Should Be Paroled

In July 2023, USCIS added a new question to Form I-134A, the online Declaration of Financial Support used to apply for sponsorship through the Uniting for Ukraine program (as well as other parole programs). The new question asks the supporter (sponsor) to write why the beneficiary should be granted humanitarian parole.

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Applying to Travel Outside of the U.S. with Humanitarian Parole or TPS

Applying to Travel Outside of the U.S. with Humanitarian Parole or TPS

Ukrainians who are in the United States on humanitarian parole and/or TPS and wish to travel outside of the U.S. must first apply to USCIS for a travel document. Although the process is the same for most Ukrainians applying for an advance travel document, the type of travel document issued and how long it’s valid depends on the applicant’s status. There could be some advantages to traveling with certain types of documents.

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Initiatives

Top Immigration Advocacy Initiatives

Please help the Ukraine Immigration Task Force:
  • promote efficient immigration pathways for Ukrainians seeking refuge in the United States
  • advocate for the protection of vulnerable individuals and families, and
  • help new arrivals access the tools and resources they need to become self-sufficient
Learn more about our initiatives to help Ukrainians fleeing war find safety and security in the United States!

Register at Welcome Connect to sponsor a Ukrainian

Welcome Connect is a first-of-its kind platform created to bridge the gap between Americans who want to sponsor, but don’t know anyone fleeing the war, and Ukrainians seeking refuge in the U.S. This platform was launched by our partner, Welcome.US.

How it works: Registration is not an immediate obligation to sponsor – you will create a profile, be offered an online training and start the process of connecting with a Ukrainian seeking refuge to decide whether sponsorship is a good fit for you. 

Video: Step-by-Step Guide to Completing a Welcome Connect Profile

Information For Arriving Ukrainians

Settle In for Ukrainians

Settle In for Ukrainians

Settle In is a free and publicly available resource for new arrivals.  Settle In provides vital information about early resettlement services, employment, housing, education, healthcare, culture, and life in the United States.

Virtual Resettlement Line for Ukrainians

Virtual Resettlement Line for Ukrainians

The Virtual Resettlement Line (VRL) is a one-stop resource for  Ukrainian newcomers who are not yet connected to a resettlement agency or need help accessing benefits or resources in their communities. Assistance is available in Ukrainian and Russian to help new arrivals learn how to:

  • Access federal mainstream and refugee benefits
  • Receive help with immediate needs such as food insecurity
  • Connect to resources in their communities
  • Obtain referrals to local resettlement agencies for eligible clients
  • Request cash assistance for eligible callers
  • Get answers to general questions

The VRL is an initiative of the International Rescue Committee and supported by NRC-RIM.

Recent Webinar Recordings

Вебінар для новоприбулих українців

August 2023 immigration law updates relevant to Ukrainians in the United States

Uniting for Ukraine: a One-Year Retrospective

Attorneys Anne Smith, Esq., Iryna Mazur, and Olga Khomyak, Esq. from the Ukraine Immigration Task Force presented a webinar on May 23 on “Uniting for Ukraine: A One-Year Retrospective.” At least 340 people attended the live presentation, which was offered in English and Ukrainian. The webinar covered such topics as sponsor and beneficiary procedures, re…

Recent News for Ukrainians from Immigration Lawyer Iryna Mazur – March 18, 2023

March 2023 immigration law updates relevant to Ukrainians in the United States

Live Q&A: Immigration Options for People Affected by War in Ukraine – Liya Djamilova, Sept 29, 2022

Open Question & Answer session with an Immigration attorney.

The questions were asked in English or Russian. Questions were submitted in advance or privately via chat.

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