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TPS Extended and Redesignated for South Sudan

The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended and redesignated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan for 18 months from May 3, 2016, through November 2, 2017. These actions allow eligible nationals of South Sudan (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in South Sudan) to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with the notice published in the Federal Register. DHS has also automatically extended the validity of Employment Authorization Documents issued under the TPS designation of South Sudan for an additional six months, through November 2, 2016.

The redesignation allows individuals who currently do not have TPS to submit an initial application, in accordance with the Federal Register notice.

Further details on the extension and redesignation of South Sudan for TPS may be found in the Federal Register notice. Additional information on TPS for South Sudan is available at www.uscis.gov/tps. Employers verifying or reverifying the employment eligibility of employees who are TPS beneficiaries from South Sudan should refer to the Temporary Protected Status page on I-9 Central.

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