Syrian nationals are now eligible for extended Temporary Protected Status in the United States due to the ongoing civil war and resignation of the country of Syria.
This announcement comes after the Department of Homeland Security announced that Syrian nationals who have been residing in the U.S as of July 28, 2022, are eligible for an additional 18 months of temporary protection due to ongoing conditions in Syria.
Syria’s civil war has caused many after-effects on the nation and its population. Many Syrian nationals who have relocated to the United States are prevented from going back to their home country due to the political and economical instability caused by this war. Also, the deaths of innocent civilians have put a halt on the safety of many nationals trying to return to their home countries.
Current beneficiaries who are protected under TPS are eligible for an extension until March 21, 2024, if they meet the current eligibility requirements to retain their status. Approximately 960 Syrian nationals are expected to be eligible for TPS protection due to the ongoing civil war and the resignation of Syria.
Individuals who are currently enrolled under TPS protection, have a 60-day re-registration period from Aug. 1, 2022, to Sept. 30, 2022. New applicants who may be eligible for TPS protection under the resignation of Syria need to submit Form-I821 Application for Temporary Protected Status during the first registration period from Aug. 1, 2022, to March 21, 2024.
For more accurate information and to find out how you may register, if eligible, please visit the press release by Homeland Security down below.