Afghan TPS Update!!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Written By Lisa Shea, Esq.

On May 19, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security designated Afghanistan for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from May 20, 2022, to November 20, 2023. The designation allows for Afghan nationals to file initial applications for TPS who have continuously resided in the United States since March 15, 2022. TPS grantees qualify for employment authorization documents and must undergo background security checks. We are happy to assist our Afghan clients with the process of obtaining TPS.


Lisa Shea is a shareholder at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. She is leading the firm’s Immigration practice, as well as Immigration Chair for the Prince William County Bar Association. If you have additional questions or concerns contact Lisa Shea at or call us at 703-335-2009. (for information about immigration solutions) (for information about solutions in other areas of law)

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