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Extension and Redesignation of Somalia for TPS

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On 1/12/2023, DHS announced an extension and redesignation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months (from March 18, 2023, through Sept. 17, 2024).


  • Individuals who were already residing in the United States as of Jan. 11, 2023, will be eligible for TPS under Somalia’s redesignation if they also meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • Somalis entering the United States after Jan. 11, 2023, are not eligible for TPS under this redesignation.

DHS will publish a Federal Register notice explaining how to re-register under the extension or submit an initial registration application under the redesignation and apply for an Employment Authorization Document later. Individuals should wait for publication of the Federal Register notice before applying for TPS.

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