Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan extended by the U.S Government has been decided to be terminated based on the review of the country’s condition as determined by the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke. This decision has been taken after several consultations with the appropriate U.S government agencies and establishing that the conditions in Sudan no longer support the requirements of Temporary Protected Status. However, in order to allow for a smooth transition, beneficiaries of Sudan TPS will receive benefits for another 12 months until the termination. The TPS for Sudan ends on November 2, 2018.
Beneficiaries of Sudan’s TPS designation who wish to extend their TPS status until it is terminated must re-register with the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This can be done online at the USCIS website on www.uscis.gov/tps. The deadline for re-registering of beneficiaries will be published by the USCIS on their website and also in the Federal Register, within the week.
If you are a current beneficiary and your employment authorization document (EAD) is expiring, you will just have to re-register and request for a EAD. On re-registering, your EAD will automatically be extended upto 180 days from the date of expiry of the current EAD or the expiration date of the TPS November 2, 2018, whichever is earlier.
In order to avoid delays, which occur due to the documentation process, it goes without saying that it is best for the beneficiaries to re-register and apply for the EAD as early as possible.
Beneficiaries of the TPS for Sudan will continue to benefit from any immigration status that they have received after entering into the U.S even after the TPS benefits are terminated on Nov 2, 2018. If you have not acquired any other immigration status during your time in the United States, you can look for other immigration benefits for which you are eligible and apply for the same. The worst case scenario is where you will have to arrange for your departure from the U.S once the TPS is terminated.
If you need more information on the TPS for Sudan, you can visit the USCIS website at uscis.gov/tps.