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

Posted on October 27, 2023

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. Read more

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

Posted on September 28, 2023

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. Read more

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

Posted on September 21, 2023

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. Read more

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

Posted on September 1, 2023

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. Read more

What to Know about the Proposed Ukrainian Adjustment Act Bill Introduced in Congress: Legislative Overview and Status

Posted on August 25, 2023

The Ukrainian Adjustment Act was introduced on June 7, 2023 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, it is awaiting further movement from the House Committee on the Judiciary. Read more

Ukrainians Seeking Asylum Should Be Aware of the One-Year Filing Deadline after Arriving in the U.S.

Posted on August 23, 2023

In general, "affirmative asylum" applications must be filed within one year of the applicant's most recent arrival in the United States. There are a few exceptions to the 1-year deadline, including maintaining humanitarian parole, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or another valid immigration status for a reasonable period before filing the asylum application. Read more

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

Posted on August 18, 2023

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. Read more

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

Posted on July 25, 2023

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. Read more

Important Instructions for Children and Non-Ukrainian Citizen Family Members Applying for Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) Travel Authorization

Posted on June 20, 2023

USCIS recently changed the procedures for certain beneficiaries applying for Uniting for Ukraine travel authorization. Minor children under 18 years old and non-Ukrainian citizen family members are no longer able to submit their own biographical information or attestations from their own beneficiary accounts. the primary beneficiary must first add the other approved beneficiaries to the primary beneficiary's travel group then submit all the beneficiaries' information and attestations. Read more

Extending Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) Travel Authorization Beyond 90 Days

Posted on June 20, 2023

Uniting for Ukraine beneficiaries who are approved for travel but unable to come to the U.S. within 90 days may be able to to obtain a 90-day extension of their travel authorization issued by CBP. The request must be submitted by the sponsor no earlier than 30 days before and no later than 30 days after the expiration of their original travel authorization. Read more

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