TPS for South Sudan Extended through May 2, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will extend its Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan through May 2, 2022.  The current TPS period was due to expire on November 2, 2020.  The time frame for eligible South Sudanese to re-register for TPS has not yet been announced.

TPS is offered to citizens of countries that the U.S. deems unsafe due to natural disasters or wars and civil conflict, so that those already in the U.S. on the date that their country is designated  for TPS can apply to remain and work here legally.  It is typically offered in 18 month increments, and has often been extended repeatedly.  South Sudan was first designated for TPS in 2011.

Eligible citizens of South Sudan should check this USCIS webpage frequently for information about when they will be able to re-register for TPS.  Immigration filing fees will increase on October 2, 2020, and applicants should be prepared to pay $550 to renew their TPS work permits if re-registering on or after that date.