TPS Registration Period Extended to 18 Months for Applicants from Venezuela, Syria and Burma

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security today published a Federal Register notice (FRN) announcing extensions of the registration periods from 180 days to 18 months for initial (new) applicants for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under the designations of Venezuela and Burma, and the redesignation of Syria. This notice also provides certain specific corrections to the FRN regarding Venezuela (86 FR 13574).

After reevaluating the 180-day registration periods for initial TPS applicants announced for the designations of Venezuela and Burma and the redesignation of Syria, DHS has determined that limiting the registration period to 180 days may place a burden on initial TPS applicants who are unable to timely file but would otherwise be eligible for a grant of TPS. Extending the registration period does not extend or alter the expiration date of an applicant’s TPS, which remains the same regardless of date of registration. In addition, this extended registration period is in keeping with the humanitarian purpose of TPS and advances the actions outlined in President Biden’s Executive Order 14012.

This filing extension will allow individuals to submit an initial Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and an application for an Employment Authorization Document (if desired) at any time during the 18-month designation or redesignation periods for these three countries.

The 18-month registration period for initial applications under the TPS designation of Venezuela now runs through Sept. 9, 2022.

The 18-month registration period for initial applications under the TPS redesignation of Syria now runs through Sept. 30, 2022.

The 18-month registration period for initial applications under the TPS designation of Burma (Myanmar) now runs through Nov. 25, 2022.

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