On Monday, March 8, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas announced that he has designating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Venezuela for 18 months, from now until September 2022. *This new designation of TPS for Venezuela enables Venezuelan nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Venezuela) currently residing in the United States to file initial applications for TPS, so long as they meet eligibility requirements. *USCIS
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months“.
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, 3/8/21, News Release:
Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months
USCIS.gov, 1/29/21, Web Page:
Temporary Protected Status