Syrian beneficiaries who wish to maintain their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) have to re-register between September 23 and November 22, 2019,
the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on September 23rd.
Department of Homeland Security secretary Kevin McAleenan has extended TPS through March 31, 2020 based on the ongoing armed conflict in Syria.
Though the extension has been granted, this does not mean that new applicants can apply for the TPS;
only individuals already holding the status and who have been continuously residing in the U.S. since August 1, 2016,
and have been continuously physically present since October 1, 2016, are eligible to re-register.
When re-registering, applicants may also request an employment authorization document (EAD). As some re-registrants have EADs
expiring on September 30, 2019, their EADs will automatically be extended for 180 days, through March 28, 2020.
For those applicants re-registering during the re-registration period, new EDAs expiring on March 31, 2021 will be issued.