Frequently Asked Questions: New Relief Options for Ukrainians

Last Updated

April 11, 2024

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, more than 170,000 Ukrainians fleeing war have received protection through Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) parole process. As the conflict continues, DHS has extended and redesignated TPS, making TPS an option to those who were previously ineligible. DHS has also established a re-parole process to allow Ukrainians who entered via U4U to maintain their lawful presence, to be eligible for employment authorization, and in some cases, to receive ORR benefits. This FAQ addresses commonly asked questions about eligibility for TPS and U4U, the respective application and renewal processes, and basic strategies for assisting Ukrainian clients.