Syria: TPS Redesignated and Extended for Existing TPS Designation

From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: “USCIS has reviewed the current conditions in Syria this last year. Due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Syria that prevent its nationals from returning in safety, the Department of Homeland Security has redesignated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from April 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016. This allows eligible nationals of Syria (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) to register or re-register for TPS.

For Syrian nationals (and persons having no nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) who do not currently have TPS, the TPS redesignation may allow them to apply for TPS if they have continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 5, 2015, and have been continuously physically present in the United States since April 1, 2015. In addition, applicants must meet all other TPS eligibility and filing requirements.”

Read the full announcement on the USCIS website.

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