Beneficiaries under Venezuela’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation can re-register for TPS between Sept. 8, 2022, and Nov. 7, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday.

Key Points:

  • DHS announced in July that it would extend TPS for Venezuela for 18 months, from Sept. 10, 2022, through March 24, 2024.
  • DHS posted a Federal Register notice Wednesday, detailing how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s TPS designation can re-register and renew Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).
  • The re-registration window will remain open until Nov. 7, 2022. EADs that were issued under the current designation will be extended until Sept. 9, 2023, to allow time for the processing of renewal applications.
  • Only beneficiaries who were residing in the U.S. as of March 8, 2021, are eligible to re-register for TPS. Venezuelans who arrived in the U.S. after March 8, 2021, are not eligible.

Background: Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas initially designated Venezuela for TPS in March of 2021. DHS estimated that roughly 323,000 Venezuelans were eligible for TPS; there are currently about 111,700 beneficiaries under the designation. More information is available on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services TPS website here.

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