Taken originally from: ELTIEMPO
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the opening of the re-registration period for the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Venezuelan citizens in the United States. This initiative will allow immigrants from Venezuela to re-register until March, extending their legal status in the country for eighteen months.
The re-registration period for Venezuelan citizens under TPS began on January 10th, according to the official information published by USCIS. Re-registration is mandatory and extends for sixty days, providing interested Venezuelans the opportunity to certify their status until March 10th. Upon approval, the permit will remain valid until mid-2025.
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Interested individuals in TPS must complete and submit Form I-821, the Temporary Protected Status application. Once the applicant submits all required information to USCIS, they will receive a response regarding their case.
USCIS has highlighted a significant update for beneficiaries of this program. Although TPS does not directly affect employment permits, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has automatically extended employment permits until 2025. Despite this extension, all Venezuelans must separately renew their authorization to remain in the country, as the employment permit alone will not be sufficient for their life in the United States.
This program provides Venezuelan citizens with a crucial opportunity to maintain their legal status in the United States and allows them to continue contributing to society while renewing their employment and residency permits in the North American country.
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