The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it would extend and re-designate Syria for Temporary Protected States (TPS) for 18 months, from Oct. 1, 2022, through March 31, 2024.

Key Points:

  • The extension will allow currently eligible Syrian TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 31, 2024, provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.
  • The re-designation of TPS for Syria will allow Syrian nationals who have continuously resided in the U.S. since July 28, 2022, to file initial applications.
  • DHS said a forthcoming Federal Register notice would explain the procedures necessary to re-register or submit an initial registration application and apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Additional Information: The decision to extend TPS for Syrian nationals was made due to ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Syria that prevent individuals from safely returning, DHS said. The extension and re-designation permits additional eligible Syrian nationals to apply or re-apply for TPS and EADs. BAL will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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