The Department of Homeland Security announced the extension and redesignation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from Nov. 4, 2023, through May 3, 2025. DHS also posted a Federal Register notice for public inspection.
The extension and redesignation of South Sudan for TPS allows current beneficiaries to re-register to retain TPS through May 3, 2025, if they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. Existing TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend their status through May 3, 2025, must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period. The redesignation of South Sudan allows additional South Sudanese nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in South Sudan) who have continuously resided in the United States since Sept. 4, 2023, and been continuously physically present in the United States since Nov. 4, 2023, to file initial applications to obtain TPS.
The Federal Register notice explains the procedures necessary for an individual to re-register under the extension and apply for or renew an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), or to submit an initial application under the redesignation and to apply for an EAD.
DHS will plan and coordinate outreach opportunities to provide information and answer questions from the public regarding the extension and redesignation of South Sudan for TPS.
For the most current information related to Temporary Protected Status, visit our TPS webpage.
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