WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under South Sudan’s designation who want to maintain their status through the 18-month extension period ending on Nov. 2, 2020, must re-register between April 5, 2019 and June 4, 2019.
Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documents (EADs), have been published in the Federal Register and are available at uscis.gov/tps.
All applicants must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. Applicants may also request an EAD by submitting Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, when they file Form I-821 or separately at a later date. Like all USCIS forms, both forms are free for download from the USCIS website at uscis.gov/forms.
USCIS will issue new EADs with a Nov. 2, 2020, expiration date to eligible beneficiaries under South Sudan’s TPS designation who timely re-register and apply for EADs. Given the timeframe involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, however, not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on May 2, 2019. Accordingly, USCIS automatically extended the validity of those EADs for 180 days, through Oct.29, 2019.
Source: AILA Doc. No. 19040532.