Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

USCIS Extends TPS to Sudan

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is extending temporary protected status (TPS) to nationals of Sudan or people having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sudan. The extension covers an estimated 500 Sudanese who have already applied for and received benefits under TPS since the October 7, 2004, re-designation. The extension will last 18 months, through May 2, 2010. Applicants must file during the 60-day re-registration period (August 14, 2008, through October 14, 2008).

Sudanese currently registered under TPS who desire an extension must re-register by filing both an Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821) and an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765), with the appropriate fees or fee waiver requests. The I-821 has been revised and applicants must use the version dated 10/17/2007 or later. The I-765 also has been revised and applicants must use the version dated 5/27/2008 or later. Failure to use these versions of the forms may result in rejection of the application. Certain nationals of Sudan who have not previously applied for TPS may be able to apply under the late initial registration process.

A fact sheet is available here.

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