Updated 3/5/2024

TPS Available Through April 19, 2025

On August 18, 2023, DHS announced an 18-month extension and new designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, through April 19, 2025. TPS will be available for eligible Sudanese nationals who currently hold TPS and newly-eligible Sudanese nationals in the United States.

TPS provides temporary immigration status, protection from deportation, and permission to work in the U.S.

Who Is Eligible for Sudanese TPS?
Current Sudanese TPS holders can apply for an extension of TPS and work authorization. The announcement also expanded TPS to include Sudanese nationals who came to the U.S. and have lived here after the last designation (in 2022). Now TPS applicants from Sudan living in the U.S. since August 16, 2023, are eligible to apply for TPS for Sudan.

How Do I Apply for TPS For the First Time?
On August 21, 2023, DHS posted the Federal Register notice with information about TPS for Sudan. First-time Sudanese TPS applicants must submit a TPS application (Form I-821) by April 19, 2025.

How Do I Apply for an Extension of TPS ?
Sudanese nationals who currently have TPS must apply (re-register) for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) by April 19, 2025.

How Do I Apply for a Work Authorization Extension?
To obtain proof of your work authorization extension through April 19, 2025, you must file an application, (Form I-765), for a new work permit valid through April 19, 2025. While you are waiting to receive your new work permit, your auto-extension of work authorization is valid until June 30, 2024.

Since I Received Automatic Work Authorization and a TPS Extension until June 30, 2024,  Do I Still Need to Apply for an Extension?
Yes, if you want your TPS status and work authorization to continue through April 19, 2025, you must apply for an extension.

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. DHS recommends filing your work authorization as soon as possible.

Take Action, and Make your Voice Heard!
TPS saves lives by protecting 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 redesignate TPS for existing TPS countries and extend TPS to other countries that also qualify: 1-877-267-5060

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

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