TPS Burma (Myanmar) Extended and Redesignated for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Nov. 25, 2023
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Burma for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from Nov. 26, 2022, through May 25, 2024.
Individuals with a pending or approved TPS application may qualify for certain public benefits and REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. When applying for a Federal, state, or local government benefit, individuals will need to show a document proving they applied for or are beneficiaries of TPS for Burma. They may provide a TPS-based Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with a category code of A12 or C19, or a copy of their Form I-797, Notice of Action, for a current Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended through Nov. 25, 2023, the validity of EADs with a Card Expires date of Nov. 25, 2022, issued under the prior TPS designation of Burma. TPS Burma applicants or beneficiaries presenting an auto-extended EAD do not need to show any other document, such as a Form I-797C Notice of Action, to prove that they qualify for the EAD auto-extension.
SAVE will be able to verify an individual's TPS and employment authorization or pending TPS application (and any employment authorization) using information from any documents (including any auto-extended EAD) noted above. In some instances, the benefit-granting agency may need to institute additional verification to do so.
For more information regarding Burma's TPS designation and redesignation, please refer to 87 FR 58515, dated Sept. 27, 2022.
For up-to-date information, please check uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status or call the USCIS TPS Hotline at 202-272-1533. (Please note that this is not a toll-free number.)