DHS announcement of 18-month re-designation and 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan

On September 2, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security re-designated South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended it through May 2, 2016.  This will allow eligible nationals of South Sudan to register or re-register for TPS.  Current South Sudanese beneficiaries wishing to extend their TPS status must re-register between September 2, 2014 and November 3, 2014.  The announcement, published in the Federal Register on September 2nd, encourages beneficiaries to re-register as early as possible within this time period.  USCIS will not accept applications before September 2, 2014.

The 18-month extension allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document with an expiration date of May 2, 2016.  To be eligible, you must be a South Sudanese national (or have no nationality but last habitually resided in South Sudan) and have continuously resided in the U.S. since September 2, 2014 and have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since November 3, 2014.

For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov.


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