June 24, 2015

TPS for Syrians: Initial Registration Deadline Is July 6, 2015

The USCIS issued a reminder that 7/6/15 is the deadline for eligible nationals of Syria (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) who do not currently hold Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to register for TPS.

The redesignation of Syria for TPS runs from 1/5/15 through 9/30/16.

About TPS: USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.

During a designated TPS period, individuals receive TPS upon initial review of their cases (prima facie eligible):

  • Are not removable from the United States (can remain in the US despite lack of visa status)
  • Can obtain an employment authorization document (EAD)
  • May be granted international travel authorization

Read the full news release from the USCIS.

For assistance with a TPS application or other immigration matter, you are invited to contact us.