Updated 9/30/2022

TPS Available Through May 25, 2024

On September 26, 2022, DHS announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma. DHS also expanded TPS to include Burmese in the U.S. as of September 25, 2022.  TPS will be available for an additional 18-months to eligible Burmese through May 25, 2024. TPS provides protection from deportation and permission to work.
Who Is Eligible for TPS for Burma?
A previous TPS program announced on May 25, 2021, provided TPS and employment authorization until November 25, 2022.  Now, TPS applicants from Burma living in the U.S. since September 25, 2022, are also eligible to apply for TPS for Burma.

How Do I Apply for an Extension of TPS?
On September 27, 2022, the Federal Register issued a notice with information about the extension of TPS for Burma and the expansion of the program to include Burmese in the U.S. as of September 25, 2022.  Burmese who currently have TPS must apply for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) between September 27, 2022, and November 26, 2022.

How Do I Apply for TPS for the First Time?
First-time TPS for Burma applicants must file a TPS application form between September 27, 2022, and May 24, 2024. To apply for employment authorization applicants must file an application for employment authorization (Form-I-765).  

I have TPS and Work Authorization until November 25, 2022.  What Happens When My Work Authorization Ends on November 25, 2022?
By filing for an extension of TPS during the 60-day application period, between September 27, 2022, and November 26, 2022, TPS holders who currently have TPS until November 25, 2022, will receive an automatic extension of work authorization until November 25, 2023.

When Should I File for Work Authorization?
You can file an application for work authorization (Form I-765) with your TPS application or before the end of the TPS registration period.  Due to the processing backlogs at USCIS, DHS recommends filing your work authorization as soon as possible.

Take Action, and Make your Voice Heard!
TPS protects lives by allowing people who are already in the U.S. from returning to countries that are unsafe. Take action by telling your senator to urge President Biden to extend TPS to other countries that also qualify: 1-877-267-5060

Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without applying for and receiving advance parole.

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