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TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR DESIGNATED COUNTRY: VENEZUELA

Posted by Nita Kundanmal | Mar 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, effective March 9, 2021, begins the 180-day registration period which is active through September 5, 2021.  For more information, you should visit the TPS page to understand how to register.
 
Due to safety concerns, TPS is granted to those individuals who cannot return to their home country.  Secretary Mayorkas has stated that Venezuela has been "in the midst of a severe political and economic crisis for several years” along with a  continued deterioration of democratic institutions, an ongoing health crisis, food deficiencies, increase in crime, and lack of access to basic community and social services.  Venezuela's in-country condition status will be reviewed and assessed periodically for a possible extension of the TPS designation.
 
Two main points of eligibility required are:
  • Continuous residence in the United States since March 8, 2021; and

  • Continuous physical presence in the U.S. since March 9, 2021.

Registration applicants may also apply for travel authorization and employment authorization (EADs) which will be valid through September 9, 2022.

Only those Venezuelans entering the U.S. after January 20, 2021, are eligible for TPS. 

Approximately 323,000 Venezuelans who currently reside in the U.S. are eligible for TPS, according to the Department of Homeland Security.  Note, TPS does not lead to legal permanent residence or citizenship.  The Biden Administration has offered a path to citizenship for all TPS beneficiaries.

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