Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Sudan
On September 2, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the extension 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 September 2, 2014 – November 3, 2014. We encourage you to register as soon as possible after the 60-day re-registration period opens.
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.
If you have never been granted TPS, you may be eligible to file a late initial application. Go to the “Filing Late” section on the TPS Web page for more information
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 Sudan. You must send your TPS package by mail or courier to the appropriate address in the table below:
Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension
USCIS has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under the last extension of TPS Sudan for an additional 6 months, through May 2, 2015. If you are a TPS beneficiary under the Sudan designation and your EAD is based on your TPS status with an original expiration date of November 2, 2014, your EAD is covered by this automatic extension and you may continue to work.
To continue working legally, you may show the following documentation to your employer and government agencies:
Your employer may rely on the Federal Register notice as evidence of the continuing validity of your EAD. Go to the “Documentation Employers May Accept and Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries May Present as Evidence of Employment Eligibility” Factsheet for more information.
If USCIS approves your TPS re-registration application and you paid the fee for a new EAD (or USCIS approved your fee waiver request), you will be issued a new EAD with the expiration date of May 2, 2016.
For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions go to the TPS Web page
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/16/2014
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