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Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Sudan


TPS Extended to:November 2, 2014
Re-registration period for People Who Already Have TPS:January 9, 2013 - March 11, 2013
Registration Period for People Who are Applying for TPS for the First TimeJanuary 9, 2013 - July 8, 2013
Continuous Residence Date in U.S. Since:January 9, 2013
Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:May 3, 2013
TPS Designation Date:November 4, 1997
TPS Re-designation Dates:

November 9, 1999, November 2, 2004, and May 3, 2013

Federal Register Notice Citation: 78 FR 1872 

On January 9, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the redesignation of Sudan for TPS and that eligible Sudanese nationals (and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Sudan) in the United States may apply for TPS.

When to File for TPS

If you currently have TPS for Sudan and would like to keep your TPS status, you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from January 9, 2013 through March 11, 2013. We encourage you to register as soon as possible after the 60-day re-registration period opens.

If you do not currently have TPS for Sudan, you may file an initial application to register for TPS for Sudan under the recent re-designation. In order to register for TPS status, you must file your TPS package during the 180-day registration period that runs from January 9, 2013 through July 8, 2013. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 180-day initial registration period. 

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 an intial application, please follow instructions below. E-filing is not currently available for TPS for Sudan. 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

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

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

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS Sudan
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: 01/09/2013