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Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Somalia


TPS Extended through:

September 17, 2015

Re-registration Period for People Who Already Have TPS:

November 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

Continuous Residence Date in U.S. Since:

May 1, 2012

Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:

September 18, 2012

TPS Designation Date:

September 16, 1991

TPS Re-designation Dates:

September 4, 2001, and September 18, 2012

Federal Register Notice Citation:

78 FR 65690, as corrected at 78 FR 66756

When to File for TPS

If you currently have TPS for Somalia and would like to keep your TPS status, you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from November 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. We encourage you to register as soon as possible after the 60-day re-registration period opens.

If you have never been granted TPS, you may be eligible to file a late initial applications. Go to the "Late Filing" section on the TPS Web page for more information.

Go to the TPS Web page for information about what you need to file to re-register for TPS or to register for the first time.  

Where to File

If you are filing for re-registration or filing a late initial application, please follow instructions below. E-filing is not currently available for TPS for Somalia. You must send your TPS package by mail or courier to the appropriate address in the table below:


If you:

 Then, mail your application to:

Are re-registering for TPS
Are registering for the first time for TPS and submitting a late inital filing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn:  TPS Somalia
P.O. Box 6943
Chicago, IL  60680-6943

Would like to send your application by courier for
re-registrations OR late initial filings 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS Somalia
131 S. Dearborn - 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step by step instructions on submitting a re-registration or initial TPS application package go the TPS Web page.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/14/2014