TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS AND REGISTRATION FOR LIBERIA, GUINEA AND SIERRA LEONE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, July 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations and registration extension for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the deadline for initial registration from May 20, 2015, to Aug. 18, 2015, for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those three countries).

 USCIS began accepting applications on Nov. 21, 2014, when DHS designated Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for TPS for 18 months due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Applicants must have continuously resided in the United States since Nov. 20, 2014, and meet other eligibility requirements. Those who are approved for TPS may obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and will not be removed from the United States during the time period that TPS is granted.
 During this teleconference, USCIS officials will explain the registration procedures, provide information on EADs and fee waivers, and respond to your questions and concerns.

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