USCIS Announces Termination of TPS for Sudan in November 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that conditions in Sudan no longer support its designation for temporary protected status (TPS). Benefits for beneficiaries of Sudan TPS will be extended for 12 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on November 2, 2018.

Current beneficiaries of Sudan's TPS designation seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register within the re-registration period, which is expected to be published shortly in the Federal Register and on http://www.uscis.gov/tps. Those who re-register and request a new employment authorization document (EAD) may receive an automatic extension of their expiring EAD for up to 180 days from the date their current EAD expires. If a beneficiary's EAD request is approved, he or she will receive a new EAD with an expiration date of November 2, 2018. USCIS strongly encourages TPS beneficiaries to re-register and file their EAD applications as early as possible to avoid lapses in documentation of employment authorization.

Although TPS benefits for Sudan will no longer be in effect starting November 2, 2018, TPS beneficiaries will continue to hold any other immigration status that they have maintained or acquired while registered for TPS. DHS is urging individuals who do not have another immigration status "to use the time before the termination becomes effective in November to prepare for and arrange their departure from the United States or to apply for other immigration benefits for which they may be eligible."

The USCIS announcement is at https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/temporary-protected-status-sudan-terminate-november-2018.