Department of Homeland Security announced on September 20, 2023 that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Venezuela is being extended for an additional 18-month period. The current designation period is valid to March 10, 2024.
TPS eligibility for Venezuelans will be also redesignated to include individuals who arrived in the United States on or before July 31, 2023. Previously, only those with continuous residence and presence in the United States on or before March 8, 2021 were eligible to apply for TPS. It is estimated this change will make an additional 472,000 Venezuelans eligible for TPS status.
TPS prevents beneficiaries from being removed from the United States as long as conditions in their home country prevent a safe return. TPS beneficiaries are also eligible to apply for work authorization. Applicants must show they are a national of Venezuela or that they are an individual without nationality who last habitually resided in Venezuela.
The re-registration period for extensions and instructions for new applicants will be published in the Federal Register. Updates will be posted once more information is available.
Contact the Law Offices of James D. Eiss today to discuss the TPS process and your eligibility.