DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for VENEZUELANS

Posted by Audi Flemmings | Mar 09, 2021


On March 8, 2021, The Department of Homeland Security announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans.  Secretary Mayorkas stated that the extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela, including a complex humanitarian crisis, prevents Venezuelan Nations from returning to their country safely.  As a result, he was issuing an eighteen (18) month TPS designation for Venezuelans.

How To Qualify For TPS

In order to qualify for this TPS designation, you must prove that you are a citizen/national of Venezuela, who was continuously present in the United States as of March 8, 2021, in addition to undergoing a security and background check. 

How to Apply for TPS

If you are eligible for TPS, you must place an application with USCIS within the eighteen (18) month registration period and you may also apply for Employment Authorization.   

Benefits of TPS

If you qualify for TPS, you will receive employment authorization/work permit and travel authorization. 

This TPS designation is in addition to the Deferred Enforced Departure for designation for Venezuelans, which was announced on January 19, 2021. More information can be found on our DED for Venezuelans blog post. 

If you are Venezuelan and interested in applying for Temporary Protected Status TPS or Deferred Enforced Departure DED, give us a call at 718 489 9559. 

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