The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new 18-month designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will become effective upon publication of an upcoming Federal Register Notice (FRN). DHS also announced the extension and redesignation of South Sudan for TPS for 18 months, effective May 3, 2022, through November 3, 2023. An FRN providing further information on TPS for South Sudan was posted for public inspection today.
The new TPS designation enables nationals of Sudan and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sudan, and who have continuously resided in the U.S. since March 1, 2022, to file initial applications for TPS. This designation also allows nationals of Sudan whose TPS is currently continued under the TPS-related court orders to file an initial application under this new designation, which will ensure those eligible avoid losing TPS or experiencing a gap in coverage.
The extension and redesignation of South Sudan for TPS allows current beneficiaries to retain TPS through November 3, 2023, as long as they meet TPS eligibility requirements. The redesignation of TPS for South Sudan allows South Sudanese nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in South Sudan, and who have been continuously residing in the U.S. since March 1, 2022, to file an initial application to obtain TPS, if they are otherwise eligible.
The FRNs explain the procedures necessary for an individual to submit an initial registration or re-registration application and to apply for an Employment Authorization Document.
We are planning outreach opportunities regarding the TPS designation of Sudan and the TPS extension and redesignation of South Sudan to provide information and answer questions from the public.
For the most current information related to TPS, visit our TPS webpage.
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