Burma has been designated for TPS

Syria extended till September 2022

Secretary of Homeland Security is designating Burma (Myanmar) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. This new designation of Burma for TPS enables Burmese nationals (and individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Burma) currently residing in the United States to file initial applications for TPS, so long as they meet eligibility requirements.

TPS holders are eligible to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.   Burmese holding TPS may not be deported even if a visitor’s visa expires, the TPS holder entered without a visa or is charged with another deportable offense.

Also, The Department of Homeland Security published a Federal Register notice (FRN) extending and re-designating Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective March 31, 2021, through Sept. 30, 2022.

The extension allows approximately 6,700 current beneficiaries to re-register and retain TPS through Sept. 30, 2022, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the TPS eligibility requirements. The re-designation of Syria allows an estimated 1,800 additional individuals who have been continuously residing in the United States since March 19, 2021, and continuously physically present in the United States since March 31, 2021, to file initial applications to obtain TPS, if they are otherwise eligible.

Current beneficiaries under Syria’s TPS designation will be eligible to re-register for an extension of their status and have employment authorization through Sept. 30, 2022. The 60-day re-registration period runs from March 19, 2021, through May 18, 2021.

USCIS is automatically extending the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) previously issued under the TPS designation of Syria for 180 days, through Sept. 27, 2021. USCIS will issue new EADs with a Sept. 30, 2022, expiration date to eligible Syrian TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs during the 60-day re-registration period.  

Last week IBLF reported on the designation of Venezuela for TPS, and we have been working with Venezuelans to obtain that status.  This week IBLF is happy to report the designation of Burma and we look forward to working with Burmese nations in obtaining TPS. For more information contact us at info@iblf.com or call us at 202 296 1111.

With information of USCIS

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