Syrian TPS

NYLAG is currently offering free legal assistance to Syrian nationals, including application assistance for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Individuals may receive TPS for up to 18 months and during that time will be authorized to work legally.

You may be eligible for Temporary Protected Status if you:

  • Are a national of Syria or a person without nationality who last resided in Syria
  • Have been living in the United States since March 29, 2012
  • Were continuously present in the U.S. since March 29, 2012

The TPS designation for Syria is effective as of March 29, 2012 and will remain in effect through September 30, 2013. The 180-day registration period for eligible Syrians to apply for TPS will end on September 25th, 2012.

If you believe that you may be eligible for TPS, contact NYLAG at
212.613-5000 ext. 6571 or [email protected]