Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Sudan
|TPS Continues Through:||
October 19, 2023, for those who were granted TPS under the new designation for Sudan announced in the April 19, 2022, FRN (87 FR 23202). This includes individuals covered by the preliminary injunction issued by the federal district court in Ramos, if they have been approved under the new designation.Individuals who are covered by the preliminary injunction ordered by the court in Ramos but have not been approved under the new designation retain their TPS and TPS-related documents for the duration of the court order, unless their TPS has been individually withdrawn for ineligibility.
|Registration Period:||April 19, 2022, through Oct. 19, 2023, for those applying for TPS under the designation announced in the April 19, 2022, FRN (87 FR 23202).|
|Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:||
Dec. 31, 2022, for current beneficiaries under the 2013 TPS designation for Sudan whose documents have been automatically extended by the Sept. 10, 2021, FRN. (If the Ramos court order continues, DHS will publish an updated notice as needed).
Beneficiaries who are granted TPS under the April 19, 2022, designation and request a new EAD will receive an EAD valid through Oct. 19, 2023.
|Continuous Residence Date in U.S. Since:||March 1, 2022|
|Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:||April 19, 2022|
|TPS Designation Date:||April 19, 2022|
|Federal Register Notice Citation:|
When to File for TPS
If you are applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under the April 19, 2022, designation of Sudan, you must register during the 18-month registration period that runs from April 19, 2022, through Oct. 19, 2023. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 18-month registration period.
Where to File
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:||
Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension
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 one of 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||Dec. 31, 2022|
|Nov. 2, 2018||Dec. 31, 2022|
|Apr. 2, 2019||Dec. 31, 2022|
|Jan. 2, 2020||Dec. 31, 2022|
|Jan. 4, 2021||Dec. 31, 2022|
|Oct. 4, 2021||Dec. 31, 2022|
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 as long as the EAD that you have contains one of the expiration dates noted in the chart above. When you present your automatically extended EAD to your employer, refer them to this Federal Register notice (PDF) that shows that we have extended your EAD and employment authorization through Dec. 31, 2022.
Extensions of Other DHS 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||Dec. 31, 2022|
|Nov. 3, 2017||Nov. 2, 2018||Dec. 31, 2022|
|Nov. 3, 2018||Oct. 4, 2021||Dec. 31, 2022|
However, the extension of the validity periods above applies only if you properly filed for TPS re-registration during one or both of the registration periods from Jan. 25 - March 25, 2016, or Oct. 11 - Dec. 11, 2017. These registration periods are noted in footnote 3 of the Sept. 10, 2021, Federal Register notice. In addition, the extension does not apply if your TPS has been finally withdrawn. 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.
The extension does not apply if your TPS has been finally withdrawn or denied.
Information for TPS Beneficiaries Regarding Re-registration
If you wish to continue your TPS through Oct. 19, 2023 under the new designation of Sudan, 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. If you re-registered for TPS under the 2013 Sudan TPS designation during one 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 Dec. 31, 2022. If you did not file for re-registration in one 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 Oct. 19, 2023, 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 Oct. 19, 2023. 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 Dec. 31, 2022, date.
Other Immigration Options
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
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. As long as they bear an end date of validity listed in this chart, then they are automatically extended by this notice.