September 19, 2017

Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan Extended for 18 Months

The USCIS has extended temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months for nationals of South Sudan. In the recent announcement, the USCIS confirmed:

Current beneficiaries of South Sudan’s TPS designation seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register. The deadline will be published in the Federal Register and on www.uscis.gov/tps later this week. Those who re-register and request a new employment authorization document (EAD) may receive an automatic extension of their expiring EAD for up to 180 days from the date their current EAD expires. If a beneficiary’s EAD request is approved, they will receive a new EAD with an expiration date of May 2, 2019. TPS beneficiaries are strongly encouraged to re-register and file their EAD applications as early as possible to avoid lapses in documentation of employment authorization.

Additional information about TPS for South Sudan, including guidance on eligibility, the application process and where to file is available online at uscis.gov/tps. Further details about this extension of TPS for South Sudan, including the application requirements and procedures, will appear in a Federal Register notice to be published soon.