Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Sudan


TPS Extended to:

November 2, 2017

Re-registration period for People Who Already Have TPS:

January 25, 2016 – March 25, 2016

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:

November 2, 2016

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:

 81 FR 01387

On January 25, 2016, 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 January 25, 2016 through March 25, 2016. 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.

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:

If you:

Then, mail your application to:

Are re-registering for TPS
Are registering for the first time for TPS with a late initial filing

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

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 November 2, 2016. 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 May 2, 2016, 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 November 2, 2017.

For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions go to the TPS Web page.

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