Immigration Newsletter

Monday, June 17, 2013

USCIS - DHS Announces Re-designation and 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria

USCIS - DHS Announces Re-designation and 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015. This allows eligible nationals of Syria to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with a notice published today in the Federal Register. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages eligible individuals to register or re-register as soon as possible.

   

       Who is Eligible          Current TPS Status                  When to File

                     
Syrian nationals (and individuals  without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria)Have TPSMust re-register during a 60-day re-registration   period that runs from June 17, 2013 through Aug. 16, 2013.
Have a Pending TPS Application with USCISYou do not need to file a re-registration application during this extension. USCIS will continue to process your pending application.
Do Not Have TPSMay apply for TPS during a 180-day registration period that runs from June 17, 2013 through Dec. 16, 2013.