South Sudan's Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Designation Extended Through November 3, 2023

March 2, 2022 DHS renews and extends the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan for 18 months, taking it through November 3, 2023 for both existing TPS holders and new applicants.

By , J.D.

** LEGAL UPDATE **

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has redesiganted and extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan for 18 months, taking it through November 3, 2023. This means that existing TPS holders from that country can continue to live in the United States and receive permission to work; and South Sudanese who were in the United States on March 1, 2022 can apply for TPS for the first time.

South Sudan was originally designated for TPS due to armed conflict and other extraordinary conditions, and has been redesignated or extended multiple times.

If you're among the current TPS holders, you'll need to re-register, by filling out and submitting USCIS Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.

You may also, if you wish, submit an application for a work permit (employment authorization document, or EAD). Use Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. You can submit this either at the same time as you file Form I-821, or later. Your new EAD will have a November 3, 2023, expiration date.

Check the USCIS web page for TPS and South Sudan and the relevant Federal Register notice for further details on the procedural requirements for re-registering.

Effective Date: March 2, 2022