19 Apr Designations of Sudan and Ukraine for TPS
On April 18, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection two Federal Register notices (FRNs) designating Sudan and Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months.
The new TPS designation of Sudan enables nationals of Sudan and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sudan, and who have continuously resided in the United States since March 1, 2022, to file initial applications for TPS. This designation also allows nationals of Sudan who currently have TPS, and whose TPS-related documents were extended pursuant to court orders through at least Dec. 31, 2022, to also file an initial application under this new designation. This will allow current Sudan TPS beneficiaries to retain their status without a gap in coverage if they are otherwise eligible. The FRN provides instructions for applying for TPS and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). TPS applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and undergo security and background checks.
The TPS designation of Ukraine enables nationals of Ukraine and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Ukraine, and who have continuously resided in the United States since April 11, 2022, to file initial applications for TPS. The FRN provides instructions for applying for TPS and an EAD. TPS applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and undergo security and background checks.
Both designations will go into effect on April 19, 2022, and individuals must also prove their continuous physical presence in the United States since the designation date. The FRNs explain the procedures necessary for an individual to submit an initial registration application under the designations and to apply for an EAD.
DHS will plan and coordinate outreach opportunities regarding the designations of Sudan and Ukraine for TPS to provide information and answer questions from the public.
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