USCIS is updating its guidance to clarify that TPS beneficiaries who travel abroad temporarily, with the prior consent of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and who return in accordance with that prior authorization, may be inspected and admitted into TPS upon return, with certain exceptions. TPS beneficiaries whom DHS has inspected and admitted into TPS after such authorized travel are “inspected and admitted” for purposes of adjustment of status. This is true even if the TPS beneficiary was present without admission or parole when initially granted TPS.

USCIS is introducing a new form, TPS Travel Authorization (Form I-512T). Presenting with a valid Form I-512T allows a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at a port-of-entry to admit the named bearer into TPS.

*Any decision made based on this information, is important to consult with an attorney as not everyone qualifies for adjustment of status under these circumstances.