Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrian Nationals

posted Apr 30, 2012, 8:38 AM by Randall Drew

Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Syria

TPS Designated Through:September 30, 2013
Registration Period:March 29, 2012 through September 25, 2012
Continuous Residence Date in U.S. Since:March 29, 2012
Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:March 29, 2012
TPS Designation Date:March 29, 2012
Federal Register Notice Citation:

77 Federal Register Notice 61

77 Federal Register Notice 64 Correction

When to File for TPS

On March 29, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that eligible Syrian nationals (and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) in the United States may apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In order register for TPS status, you must file your TPS package during the 180-day registration period that runs from March 29, 2012 through September 25, 2012. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 180-day registration period.  Although the Federal Register notice erroneously states that TPS applications must be filed March 29, 2012 through September 30, 2013, USCIS will only accept applications filed through September 25, 2012. USCIS is working with the Federal Register to correct the public information on the registration filing deadline date.


This notice comes from the USCIS website; it does not constitute legal advice. If you wish to learn more you may visit the links provided or seek a consultation with an attorney.