TPS Extension Through March 10, 2024
On July 11, 2022, DHS announced that it would extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela for 18 months, through March 10, 2024. This extension will provide protection from deportation and permission to work in the U.S. from September 10, 2022, through March 10, 2024.
Who Is Eligible for Venezuelan TPS?
Only Venezuelans who were living in the U.S. since March 9, 2021, are eligible for this TPS extension. Unfortunately, recently arrived Venezuelans, estimated to be about 250,000 people, will not qualify for TPS under this announcement.
How Do I Apply for my TPS Extension?
On September 8, 2022, DHS posted the Federal Register notice with instructions on how to extend TPS and work authorization. Venezuelans who were granted TPS during the first TPS registration period must re-register during a 60-day window, from September 8, 2022 to November 7, 2022.
Will there be an Automatic Extension of TPS Work Authorizations?
Yes. DHS authorized an automatic extension of work authorization through September 9, 2023 for Venezuelans whose first TPS work authorization cards expired on September 9, 2022.
When Should I File for an Extension of my Work Authorization?
As soon as possible. You can file an application NOW to extend your work authorization to March 10, 2024. Due to the processing backlogs at USCIS, DHS recommends filing your work authorization as soon as possible to avoid any gaps in your work authorization after September 9, 2023.
What if My First TPS Application is Still Pending?
If your first Venezuelan TPS application (Form I-821) was pending as of September 8, 2022 you do not need to re-register. When your TPS application is granted, you will receive the extension through March 10, 2024.
Can Eligible Venezuelans Still Apply?
Venezuelans who did not apply during the first TPS application period that expired on September 9, 2022, may still be eligible to apply and should contact a reputable legal services provider. Venezuelans whose DED expired on September 9, 2022 may be eligible to apply for TPS for the first time and should contact a reputable legal services provider. Find a legal services provider near you.
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.