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Immigration Law

TPS for Syria Extended

Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status - This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/01/2022

"Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective October 1, 2022, through March 31, 2024. This extension allows existing TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 31, 2024, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. Existing TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend their status through March 31, 2024, must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period described in this notice. The Secretary is also redesignating Syria for TPS. The redesignation of Syria allows additional Syrian nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) who have been continuously residing in the United States since July 28, 2022 to apply for TPS for the first time during the initial registration period described under the redesignation information in this notice. In addition to demonstrating continuous residence in the United States since July 28, 2022 and meeting other eligibility criteria, initial applicants for TPS under this designation must demonstrate that they have been continuously physically present in the United States since October 1, 2022, the effective date of this redesignation of Syria for TPS. DATES: Extension of Designation of Syria for TPS: The 18-month extension of Syria’s designation for TPS is effective on October 1, 2022, and will remain in effect for 18 months, through March 31, 2024. The extension impacts existing beneficiaries of TPS. Re-registration: The 60-day re-registration period for existing beneficiaries runs from [Insert date of publication of FEDERAL REGISTER] through [Insert date 60 days from date of publication of FEDERAL REGISTER]. (Note: It is important for re-registrants to timely re-register during the registration period and not to wait until their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) expire, as delaying reregistration could result in gaps in their employment authorization documentation.) Redesignation of Syria for TPS: The 18-month redesignation of Syria for TPS is effective on October 1, 2022, and will remain in effect for 18 months, through March 31, 2024. The redesignation impacts potential first-time applicants and others who do not currently have TPS. First-time Registration: The initial registration period for new applicants under the Syria TPS redesignation begins on [Insert date of publication of FEDERAL REGISTER] and will remain in effect through March 31, 2024."