USCIS Designates TPS for Haitian Nationals

In light of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has designated temporary protected status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in the United States.  This TPS will last for 18 months and will only apply to those Haitian nationals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010.  Haitian nationals who travel to the United States after January 12, 2010  will not be eligible for TPS and will be repatriated.

Haitians in the U.S. who are eligible to apply for TPS should call USCIS toll-free at (800) 375-5283 or contact an immigration attorney.  We will provide more information at as it becomes available.