The Department of Homeland Security has announced the extension and redesignation of Myanmar for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months, from May 26, 2024, to Nov. 25, 2025.

Key Points:

  • The TPS extension will allow currently eligible TPS beneficiaries from Myanmar to retain TPS through Nov. 25, 2025, provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.
  • The redesignation will allow additional nationals of Myanmar who have continuously resided in the United States since on or before March 21, 2024, to file first-time TPS applications, provided they meet other eligibility requirements.
  • A Federal Register notice scheduled for publication on Monday will provides information about how to register as a new first-time applicant or current beneficiary for TPS under Myanmar’s extension and redesignation.

Additional Information: In announcing the extension/redesignation Friday, DHS cited “extraordinary and temporary conditions … that prevent individuals from safely returning” to Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. DHS specifically mentioned “widespread violence” resulting from a 2021 military coup as wells as “challenges in the provision of food, access to health care, and economic stability.” The full announcement is available here.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group.

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