- Ongoing armed conflict (such as a war)
- Environmental disasters (such as an earthquake)
- An epidemic
Once a country is designated, individuals already in the United States may apply for TPS during the registration period. It is important to note that while individuals who are granted TPS by the US government are allowed to temporarily stay in the United States and obtain a work permit, TPS does not directly lead to the ability to permanently reside in the United States. TPS is not a path to lawful permanent residency (green card), nor is it a path to citizenship. Even so, many people would benefit from this important protection.