On March 10, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security declared an extension and reassignment of Temporary Protected Status for the country of Somalia. In the most recent Federal Register Notice, Somalians are provided with instructions on how to apply for TPS under the redesignation, with a duration of 18 months from March 18, 2023, to September 17, 2024. Registration for the TPS began on March 13.
This new directive will allow the 430 existing beneficiaries to maintain their protected status until September 17, 2024, as long as they reenroll and meet all the eligibility requirements. Re-enrollment is restricted to Somalis who previously registered and were granted TPS under the previous designation. The limited enrollment period from March 13, 2023, to May 12, 2023, ensures that current TPS holders can continue their status and work permits.
The USCIS office is still accepting applications for Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and related Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, for all new and pending cases under the prior Somalia designation.
If you’re someone who is currently holding or applying for a work permit, it’s important to stay up-to-date with your status. Don’t forget to check your work permit status regularly to ensure that you’re on track with any necessary renewals or changes. To help make this process easier, we have created a specialized page for frequently asked questions related to Form I765. By visiting this page, you can learn more about how to check your work status, what to do if you haven’t received a receipt notice, and what requirements you need to fulfill. With this information, you can be confident in your ability to stay on top of your work permit status and avoid any potential issues that may arise.
We also have a work permit page with all the necessary information to understand how to obtain a work permit. Whether you’re just starting the application process or have been holding a work permit for some time, this page can provide you with helpful guidance and answers to common questions. By taking the time to educate yourself on the requirements and steps involved, you can ensure that you’re doing everything you need to do to maintain your work permit status and avoid any unnecessary complications. So head over to our specialized page today and start exploring all of the resources that are available to you!
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