The Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela for 18 months, from Sept. 10, 2022, through March 10, 2024.
Venezuela’s 18-month extension will go into effect Sept. 10, 2022. DHS intends to publish a Federal Register notice which will explain how to re-register under Venezuela’s designation and to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Approximately 343,000 individuals are estimated to be eligible for TPS under the existing designation of Venezuela.
USCIS will continue to process pending applications. Applicants with a pending Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, or Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, do not need to file either application again. If USCIS approves a pending Form I-821 that was filed during the initial designation of TPS for Venezuela, USCIS will grant the applicant TPS through March 10, 2024. Similarly, if USCIS approves a pending TPS-related Form I-765 for an initial applicant, USCIS will issue a new EAD valid through March 10, 2024.
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