Temporary Protected Status (TPS) authorized for Syria!

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending and re-designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Syria for 18 months, from March 31, 2021 until September 30, 2022. This designation of TPS is based upon ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions in Syria making return un-safe.

For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Registration period opens for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria“.



The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.


Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 3/18/21, News Release:
Registration period opens for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria 

USCIS.gov, 3/12/21, Web Page:
Temporary Protected Status

DHS.gov, 1/29/21, Press Release:

Acting DHS Secretary Pekoske Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syria


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