TPS Available Through October 19, 2023
On March 2, 2022, DHS announced a new designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan. TPS will be available for an additional 18-months to eligible Sudanese in the United States. TPS will provide protection from deportation and permission to work in the U.S. from April 19, 2022, through October 19, 2023.
Who Is Eligible for TPS for Sudan?
A previous TPS program required residence in the U.S. since January 9, 2013. Now TPS applicants from Sudan living in the U.S. since March 1, 2022, are eligible to apply for TPS for Sudan.
How Do I Apply for TPS?
On April 19, 2022, DHS posted the Federal Register notice with information about TPS for Sudan. Sudanese TPS applicants must submit a TPS application (Form I-821) between April 19, 2022, and October 19, 2023.
I have TPS until December 31, 2022. Do I Need to Apply for the New TPS?
TPS holders who currently have TPS until December 31, 2022, will be able to extend their TPS status until October 19, 2023 by applying under the new TPS program. The Federal Register notice recommends that Sudanese who currently have TPS should apply for the new TPS program by checking the box stating that they are filing TPS for the first time.
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, October 19, 2023. 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 only provides temporary protections for immigrants, many of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. for years. Take action by urging Congress to deliver a path to citizenship for TPS holders, Dreamers, farm workers, and all people who call America home. Call Congress today and get your friends and family to call too: 1-877-267-5060
Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without applying for and receiving advance parole.