DHS Secretary Designates Ethiopia for TPS

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas designated Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective Dec. 12, 2022, through June 12, 2024. Ethiopian nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Ethiopia) may submit an initial registration application under the designation of Ethiopia for TPS and apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) during the 18-month registration period that begins Dec. 12, 2022, and ends June 12, 2024. TPS beneficiaries are authorized to work. TPS-based EADs have a category code of A12 or C19. All employees, including those with a TPS-based EAD under the TPS designation of Ethiopia, must show acceptable documentation proving they are authorized to work to complete Form I-9.

For additional information, see the Federal Register notice designating Ethiopia for TPS as well as the USCIS TPS webpage.