On Sept. 26, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma for 18 months.
The 18-month extension of TPS for Burma is effective Nov. 26, 2022, through May 25, 2024. This extension allows existing TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through May 25, 2024, if they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. Existing TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend their status through May 25, 2024, must re-register during the re-registration period.
The secretary is also redesignating Burma for TPS. The redesignation of Burma allows additional Burmese nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Burma) who have been continuously residing in the United States since Sept. 25, 2022 to apply for TPS for the first time.
The Federal Register notice explains the procedures necessary for an individual to submit an initial or re-registration application under the extension and redesignation and to apply for an Employment Authorization Document.
DHS will plan and coordinate outreach opportunities regarding the extension and redesignation of Burma for TPS to provide information and answer questions from the public.
For the most current information related to Temporary Protected Status, visit our TPS webpage.
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