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January 2016

USCIS Extends and Re-designates South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for both (1) Sudan and (2) South Sudan for 18 months, from May 3, 2016 through November 2, 2017. Re-registration is REQUIRED during the the re-registration period from January 25, 2016 through March 25, 2016.

The ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that prompted the 2014 TPS re-designation have persisted, and in some cases deteriorated, and are still posing a serious threat to the personal safety of South Sudanese nationals if they were required to return to their country.

For further information on TPS, including guidance on the application process and additional information on eligibility, please visit the USCIS TPS Web page at

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