If your country has been designated for Temporary Protected Status, we may be able to put together the strongest TPS case on your behalf. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security extended and redesignated the country of Venezuela for TPS. Over the years, we’ve helped those eligible to be able to successfully apply for TPS as well as TPS Renewal. If you are from a TPS-designated country and want to know more about your options, we encourage you to reach out to us for a free case evaluation.
Re-Designation and Re-Registration
On September 29th, the USCIS published a DHS preview of a Federal Register notice covering extension of Venezuela’s 2021 TPS designation in addition to a redesignation of Venezuela for TPS. The reasons for this, according to the USCIS, are “extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela that prevent individuals from safely returning”.
This designation lasts for 18 months, starting on March 11th, 2024 and ending on September 10th, 2025. This means that existing beneficiaries can retain their TPS through September 10th, 2025 provided that they continue to meet requirements for eligibility.
When to Submit
In terms of re-registration, that’s limited to beneficiaries of TPS under Venezuela 2021. Should they re-register (as well as continue to meet the eligibility requirements), roughly 243,000 people can retain TPS through that September 10th, 2025 date.
Those who are interested in re-registration have to re-register in the time between January 10th, 2024 and March 10th, 2024. That way, they can keep both their TPS as well as their work authorization.
If you’re eligible and don’t already have TPS, then you can submit the proper documentation between October 3rd, 2023, and April 2, 2025, the initial registration period.
Throughout, the USCIS will keep processing applications that were filed and pending under Venezuela 2021.
Of course, if you have any questions about the proper documentation, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Who’s Eligible and Who Isn’t
People who have continuously resided in America on or before the date of July 31st, 2023 and have been continuously, physically present here on or before October 3rd, 2023. It’s estimated that, on account of Venezuela’s redesignation, roughly 472,000 more people will be able to file for their initial TPS application.
That’s not to say that everyone is eligible, of course. An example of a group that isn’t eligible: is Venezuelan nationals who came to the United States after July 31st, 2023.
TPS Renewal for More Than Just Venezuela
At the Rijal Law Firm, we have helped many with TPS from designated countries all across the globe. If you are from a country other than Venezuela which is currently TPS, we very well may be able to help you to stay in America. Indeed, if you have immigration dreams, we very well may be able to help to make them a reality. You can schedule a free case evaluation with us by completing the form on our site or giving us a call.