From USCIS: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status/temporary-protected-status-designated-country-syria
|WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Federal Register notice published today., through . This allows eligible nationals of Syria (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with the |
Individuals re-registering for TPS:Current beneficiaries under Syria’s TPS designation seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from , through . U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible.
The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Eligible Syria TPS beneficiaries who re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of . USCIS recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EADs until after their current work permits expire. Therefore, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS Syria EADs with a , expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs are now valid through .
To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit:
Individuals applying for TPS for the first time:For Syrian nationals (and persons having no nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) who do not currently have TPS, the TPS redesignation may allow them to apply for TPS if they have continuously resided in the United States since , and have been continuously physically present in the United States since . Applicants must meet all other TPS eligibility and filing requirements.
To apply for the first time, individuals must submit:
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