DHS Announces Re-Registration Process for Current Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries

DHS Announces Re-Registration Process for Current Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries

As an immigration law firm in Manhattan, the legal team at Zohar Law strives to stay up-to-date with the latest information about visas, immigration statuses, and more. That being said, earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice detailing how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing Temporary Protection Status (TPS) can re-register to retain their status and renew their Employment Authorization Documents. Keep reading to learn more about this important announcement, and reach out to us at Zohar Law in Manhattan to get the help you need to re-register your TPS.

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Eligibility Requirements

To re-register for the Venezuela Temporary Protection Status, you must have been a beneficiary of the original TPS and already residing in the United States in March 2021. Re-registration must happen during the 60-day period from September 8, 2022, to November 7, 2022. Any Venezuelans who arrived in the United States after March 8, 2021, are not eligible for TPS.

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Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documents

Because of the time it takes to process re-registration applications, the DHS has also announced that if your Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) have expired on September 9, 2022, the validity of your EADs will be automatically extended through September 9, 2023. This means that eligible beneficiaries don’t have to worry about their EADs expiring before they receive their new EADs.

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Status of Existing TPS Applications

If you have a pending application for Venezuela’s initial TPS, you do not need to worry about submitting a re-registration application. Once your initial application is approved, you will be granted TPS and EADs valid through March 10, 2024.

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Venezuelans With Temporary Protection Status

While nearly 323,000 individuals were estimated to be eligible for Temporary Protection Status under the initial designation, it is estimated that only 111,700 beneficiaries have acquired TPS.

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If you have any questions about the Venezuelan TPS or you’re waiting on the approval of your application, don’t hesitate to reach out to our legal team at Zohar Law in Manhattan today. We’ll help you understand your options and your rights as a TPS beneficiary.

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