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USCIS Notice Extending and Redesignating Syria for TPS
USCIS Notice Extending and Redesignating Syria for TPS

USCIS issues notice extending the designation of Syria for TPS for 18 months, from 3/31/21 through 9/30/22. Current beneficiaries under Syria’s TPS designation will be eligible to re-register for an extension of their status and have employment authorization through Sept. 30, 2022. The 60-day re-registration period runs from March 19, 2021, through May 18, 2021.

USCIS is automatically extending the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) previously issued under the TPS designation of Syria for 180 days, through Sept. 27, 2021. USCIS will issue new EADs with a Sept. 30, 2022, expiration date to eligible Syrian TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs during the 60-day re-registration period.

Under the re-designation of Syria for TPS, Syrian nationals (or individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) who entered the United States before March 19, 2021, and continuously resided here since that date and who currently do not have TPS may submit an application during the 180-day initial registration period that runs from March 19, 2021, through Sept. 15, 2021. They must also meet the requirement for continuous physical presence from March 31, 2021, and other TPS eligibility requirements.

For more information, read USCIS’s press release on the opening of the registration period for TPS for Syria.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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