We are pleased to announce that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the agency has extended the existing TPS designation for the country from April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. This designation allows for eligible nationals of Syria to register or re-register for TPS and remain temporarily living and working in the United States.
What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?
Temporary Protected Status allows for eligible nationals of TPS-designated countries, who are already in the United States to apply for a temporary work permit in remain in the U.S. on a temporary basis.
I am a Syrian National, How Can I Re-Register for TPS?
Current Syrian beneficiaries of TPS seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60 day period that runs from January 5, 2015 – March 6, 2015. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys encourage you to re-register as soon as possible to avoid delays or lapses in Employment Authorization.
How Do I Apply for TPS for the First Time?
Individuals applying for TPS for the first time, may only apply if he or she is a national of Syria (or one of these designated countries) and have resided in the United States since January 5, 2015 and have been continuously physically present since April 1, 2015 (the date in which eligible Syrians may apply for TPS).
If you or someone you know needs FREE information on how to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), contact our U.S. immigration lawyers now.