US announces temporary protected status for Ukraine
Notices of special student relief and TPS. DHS released advance copies for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is the Republic of Sudan or Ukraine (regardless of country of birth) and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a result of the crises in those countries. DHS also released advance copies of notices of special student relief and TPS designating both Sudan and Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective April 19, 2022, Through October 19, 2023. “Special Student Relief (SSR) is a suspension of certain regulatory requirements by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for an F-1 student from parts of the world that are experiencing emergent circumstances.” Registration for TPS does not prevent you from applying for or maintaining a nonimmigrant status, such as F-1 academic student.