TPS for Sudan to End November 2018

Details on the termination of Temporary Protected Status for people from Sudan.


Bad news for people from Sudan who have been living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS): This will no longer be an option, beginning late next year. The announcement came from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which stated that conditions in Sudanno longer support its TPS designation. (The original designation was based on ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions within Sudan.)

DHS did, however, provide for a wind-down period. While the current TPS designation for Sudan expires on November 2, 2017, people from the Sudan who currently hold TPS will have a chance to re-register and thus extend their TPS status until November 2, 2018.

If you re-register and apply for a new work permit (employment authorization document or EAD), you will automatically receive an extension of your expiring EAD, good for up to 180 days from the date your current EAD expires.

Then, assuming your EAD application is approved by USCIS, you will receive a new EAD showing an expiration date of November 2, 2018.

DHS urges TPS holders to re-register and file EAD applications as soon as possible, so as to avoid gaps in work authorization. It also advises TPS holders to utilize the time before November, 2018 to arrange for departure from the United States, or to apply for other U.S. immigration benefits for which they may have become eligible.

See the Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Sudan page of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website for the renewal application form and instructions.

Effective Date: September 19, 2017