Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Sudan
|TPS Continues Through:||
April 19, 2025, for those who were newly granted TPS under the new designation for Sudan announced in the Aug. 21, 2023, FRN (88 FR 56864). Individuals who held TPS under the 2013 designation of Sudan (before the new designation) are covered by the preliminary injunction ordered by the court in Ramos and retain their TPS and TPS-related documents for the duration of the court order, unless their TPS has been individually withdrawn for ineligibility.
|Re-Registration||Aug. 21, 2023, through April 19, 2025|
|Registration Period:||Aug. 21, 2023, through April 19, 2025, for those applying for TPS under the designation announced in the Aug. 21, 2023, FRN (88 FR 56864).|
|Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:||
June 30, 2024, for current beneficiaries under the 2013 TPS designation for Sudan whose documents have been automatically extended by the November 2022 FRN. (If the Ramos court order continues, DHS will publish an updated notice as needed.)
Note: This auto-extension of EADs does not currently apply to individuals who registered for TPS for the first time under the 2022 new designation of Sudan. Their EADs are presently valid through Oct. 19, 2023.
|Continuous Residence Date in U.S. Since:||Aug. 16, 2023|
|Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:||Oct. 20, 2023|
|TPS Designation Date:||April 19, 2022|
|Current TPS designation Date:||Oct. 20, 2023|
|Federal Register Notice Citation:|
If you currently have TPS under Sudan’s designation and would like to keep your TPS, you must re-register for TPS during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Aug. 21, 2023, through Oct. 20, 2023. We encourage you to re-register as soon as possible within the 60-day re-registration period.
If you are applying for TPS under Sudan’s designation, effective Oct. 20, 2023, you must register during the registration period that runs from Aug. 21, 2023, through April 19, 2025. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the registration period.
If you are applying for TPS Sudan, you may file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, online. When filing an initial TPS application or re-registering for TPS, you can also request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) by submitting a completed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online with your Form I-821.
If you are filing a paper application to register for TPS or for a replacement EAD for already granted TPS, send your TPS package to the appropriate address in the table below:
|If you send your paper application via:||Then, mail your application to:|
U.S. Postal Service USPS:
|FedEx, UPS, or DHL deliveries:||
Under the Ramos court order to continue TPS and TPS-related documentation for affected TPS Sudan beneficiaries, we have automatically extended the validity of EADs with the category codes “A-12” or “C-19” and the expiration dates shown below that we issued to beneficiaries under the 2013 TPS designation of Sudan who continue to maintain TPS eligibility:
|EAD expiration date||Now valid until|
|Nov. 2, 2017||June 30, 2024|
|Nov. 2, 2018||June 30, 2024|
|April 2, 2019||June 30, 2024|
|Jan. 2, 2020||June 30, 2024|
|Jan. 4, 2021||June 30, 2024|
|Oct. 4, 2021||June 30, 2024|
|Dec. 31, 2022||June 30, 2024|
If you are a TPS Sudan beneficiary who applied for a new EAD, but you have not yet received it, you are also covered by this automatic extension if the EAD that you have contains 1 of the expiration dates noted in the chart above. When you present your automatically extended EAD to your employer, you may refer them to this Federal Register notice that shows that we have extended your EAD and employment authorization through June 30, 2024.
EADs issued with an Oct. 19, 2023, expiration date to individuals who registered for TPS for the first time under the 2022 new designation of Sudan.
We have automatically extended through Oct. 19, 2024, the validity of EADs issued with an Oct. 19, 2023, expiration date under the TPS designation of Sudan. If your EAD is covered through this automatic extension, you may continue to use your existing EAD through Oct. 19, 2024, as evidence you are authorized to work.
To prove that you are authorized to work in the United States, you may show the following documentation to your employer. Government agencies may also accept these documents if they need to determine your immigration status:
- Your TPS-related EAD with an Oct. 19, 2023, expiration date; and
- A copy of the Federal Register notice announcing the automatic extension.
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 page for more information.
If we approve your TPS re-registration application and you paid the fee for a new EAD (or if we approved your fee waiver request), we will issue you a new EAD with the expiration date of April 19, 2025.
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 to the TPS page.
Extensions of Other TPS Documentation
In addition to EADs, we have automatically extended the validity periods of the following Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, and Forms I-797, Notice of Action (Approval Notice), under the designation of Sudan at issue in the Ramos case:
|Beginning date of validity¹:||End date of validity:||Now valid until:|
|May 3, 2016||Nov. 2, 2017||June 30, 2024|
|Nov. 3, 2017||Nov. 2, 2018||June 30, 2024|
|Nov. 3, 2018||Oct. 4, 2021||June 30, 2024|
|Oct. 5, 2021||Dec. 31, 2022||June 30, 2024|
¹ Your Forms I-94 and I-797 may show a different beginning date of validity than those listed here if you were a late initial filer (LIF) at the time because the forms would have the date of approval of your LIF application for TPS. If they bear an end date of validity listed in this chart, then they are automatically extended by this notice.
However, the extension of the validity periods above applies only if you properly filed for TPS re-registration during 1 or both of the registration periods from Jan. 25 - March 25, 2016, or Oct. 11 - Dec. 11, 2017. These registration periods are noted in the Federal Register notice. In addition, the extension does not apply if your TPS has been finally withdrawn or denied. The FRN does not extend the validity date of any TPS-related Form I-94 or Form I-797 with an end date not on the chart above or in the FRN.
Information for TPS Beneficiaries Granted under the 2013 Sudan TPS Designation Regarding Re-Registration
If you were granted TPS under the Sudan 2013 designation that is the subject of the Ramos litigation, your TPS currently continues through June 30, 2024, or while the Ramos injunction remains in effect. However, if you wish to remain eligible for TPS if the injunction is no longer in effect, you may re-register under the new designation of Sudan. To do so, you must file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, so that USCIS may determine your continued TPS eligibility, including whether your TPS has been continued by the Ramos court order.
However, if you re-registered for TPS under the 2013 Sudan TPS designation during 1 or both of the registration periods from Jan. 25 - March 25, 2016, or Oct. 11 - Dec. 11, 2017, then your TPS continues, and your documents are valid through June 30, 2024. If you did not file for re-registration in 1 of these registration periods and you file your Form I-821 now, USCIS will treat your application as a new TPS application under the new 18-month designation of TPS for Sudan. If you have a pending re-registration application, USCIS will also treat that application as an application under the new designation. If you filed an EAD renewal application with your re-registration application and we approve it, we will issue your EAD with an April 19, 2025, expiration date.
If you are a TPS Sudan beneficiary and we did not automatically extend your EAD, or if you wish to apply for a new EAD, you may file Form I-765 with the appropriate fee or a fee waiver request. You may request a fee waiver by completing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver. If you have also filed a new Form I-821 for TPS under the new Sudan designation and we approve it, we will issue an EAD with a validity date through April 19, 2025. However, if you do not file Form I-821 for TPS and only file Form I-765, and it is approved, we will issue a new EAD bearing the June 30, 2024, date.
You might be eligible for other immigration options listed on the Explore My Options page.
To apply for a lawful permanent status (Green Card), you must be eligible under one of the categories listed on the Green Card Eligibility Categories page. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.
Note on Seeking Asylum: Being granted and maintaining TPS until a reasonable period before the filing of the asylum application is considered an extraordinary circumstance for the purposes of the one year filing deadline. In other words, having TPS “stops the clock” on the requirement to file for asylum within one year of arriving in the United States, if the one-year clock has not already expired. See 8 CFR 208.4(a)(5)(iv).
Please be aware that some unauthorized practitioners may try to take advantage of you by claiming they can file TPS forms. These same individuals may ask that you pay them to file such forms. We want to ensure that all potential TPS applicants know how to obtain legitimate, accurate legal advice and assistance. A list of accredited representatives and free or low-cost legal providers is available on the USCIS website on the finding legal advice web page.
We do not want you to become a victim of an immigration scam. If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice. Only an attorney or an accredited representative working for a Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized organization can give you legal advice. Visit the Avoid Scams page for information and resources.
- Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status
- Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
- Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver
- Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
- Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility
Other USCIS Links