Temporary Protected Status for Myanmar (Burma) Extended and Expanded To Include Those in the U.S. On or Before March 21, 2024

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma/Myanmar for 18 months, beginning on May 26, 2024, and ending on Nov. 25, 2025. This redesignation will allow newly eligible Burmese to submit first-time applications for temporary protection if they were residing in the United States since March 21, 2024.


  • Re-registration is limited to individuals who previously registered for and were granted TPS under Burma’s prior designation.
  • Current beneficiaries under TPS for Burma must re-register in a timely manner during the 60-day re-registration period from March 25, 2024, through May 24, 2024, to ensure they keep their TPS and employment authorization.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will issue new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with a Nov. 25, 2025, expiration date to eligible Burmese TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs.
  • DHS will automatically extend the validity of certain EADs previously issued under the TPS designation of Burma through May 25, 2025.
  • Individuals with applications pending as of March 25, 2024, do not need to file either application again. If USCIS approves a pending Form I-821 or Form I-765 filed under the previous designation of TPS for Burma, USCIS will grant the individual TPS and issue an EAD valid through Nov. 25, 2025.
  • New Applicants in addition to demonstrating continuous residence in the United States since March 21, 2024, and meeting other eligibility criteria, must demonstrate continuous physical presence in the United States since May 26, 2024. New Applicants may submit an initial application, during the initial registration period that runs from March 25, 2024, through Nov. 25, 2025. Applicants also may apply for TPS-related EADs and other TPS related benefits. Applicants can request an EAD by submitting a completed Form I-765 with their Form I-821, or separately later.
For further information regarding the registration process and specific information regarding each country, please call and schedule an appointment with our office.
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