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DHS extends TPS designation for South Sudan

  1. Date Announced

    March 8, 2019

    DHS announces extension of TPS designation for South Sudan through November 2, 2020. Current beneficiaries can re-register for an extension of status for 18 months. [ID #72]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 5, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    April 5, 2019

    Federal Register Notice of Extension of the Designation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status

    Extension of the Designation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status
  4. Subsequent Action

    November 2, 2020

    Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation for South Sudan through May 1, 2021.

    Federal Register Notice: Extension of the Designation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: TPS
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

  • South Sudan was initially designated for TPS on October 13, 2011, on the basis of ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in South Sudan that prevented nationals of South Sudan from safely returning. The previous 18-month extension of the TPS designation of South Sudan was effective on November 3, 2017, and remained in effect through May 2, 2019.

    Extension Of TPS for South Sudan

Subsequent Actions

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