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Temporary Protected Status for Syrian Nationals

On 29 March, 2012, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued a directive offering Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") to Syrian Nationals who are currently in the United States. In order to qualify for TPS, you must meet certain eligibility requirements:

1. You must be a national of Syria. If you are without nationality and you last habitually resided in Syria, you may also apply for TPS;

2. You must file for TPS during the open registration period;

3. You must have been physically present in the United States since 29 March, 2012;

4. You must have continuously resided in the United States since March 29, 2012.

Along with meeting the above eligibility requirements, additional documentation will be necessary to complete the filing of the I-821. Persons applying for TPS may also apply for Employment Authorization Documentation as well.

The registration period is from 29 March, 2012, until 25 September, 2012.

Temporary Protected Status period is until 30 September, 2013.

Please call our office to schedule a consultation to determine if you qualify for TPS. We will be happy to assist you in this matter.

Currently, Department of Homeland Security is also offering Temporary Protected Status to nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Syria. Registration deadlines vary.


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Harris Beach PLLC

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Syracuse, New York 13202
Phone: (315) 423-7100

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