We have good news for Venezuelans with TPS. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an extension of the designation of Venezuela for TPS.
Only beneficiaries of the initial designation of Venezuela for TPS who were already residing in the United States in March 2021 are eligible to re-register for TPS and apply to renew their EADs, if they otherwise continue to meet eligibility requirements. Individuals re-registering must do so during the 60-day re-registration period from Sept. 8, 2022 to Nov. 7, 2022. Venezuelans who arrived in the United States after March 8, 2021, are not eligible for TPS.
Given the time frames involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, we recognize that not all re-registrants may receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on Sept. 9, 2022. Therefore, USCIS has announced that your TPS automatically extends the validity of EADs previously issued under the TPS designation of Venezuela through Sept. 9, 2023.
Approximately 323,000 individuals were estimated to be eligible for TPS under the initial designation of Venezuela. There are currently approximately 111,700 beneficiaries under Venezuela’s TPS designation.
USCIS will continue to process pending applications filed under Venezuela’s initial TPS designation. Individuals with a pending Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, or a related Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, do not need to file either application again. If USCIS approves a Form I-821 or Form I-765 filed under the initial designation of TPS for Venezuela, USCIS will grant the individual TPS through March 10, 2024, and issue a new EAD valid through March 10, 2024.
If you have any questions, feel free to give our office a call at 972-418-0003.