The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of Venezuela’s 2021 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for 18 months and a separate redesignation of Venezuela for TPS for 18 months. DHS has posted a Federal Register notice for public inspection. The Federal Register notice will be published on Oct. 3, 2023.
If You Currently Have TPS or Have a Pending Application (Venezuela 2021)
- If you do not have a pending re-registration application, the 60-day re-registration period for TPS beneficiaries under Venezuela 2021 begins Jan. 10, 2024, and ends March 10, 2024.
- If you currently have TPS based on Venezuela’s 2021 TPS designation (Venezuela 2021), you can keep your TPS through Sept. 10, 2025, if you re-register and continue to meet TPS eligibility requirements. If you currently have a pending re-registration application, you do not need to file any additional re-registration application at this time.
- DHS recognizes that not all re-registrants may receive a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD) before their current EAD expires. To ensure that these re-registrants do not see their employment authorization lapse, USCIS is automatically extending through March 10, 2025, the validity of certain EADs previously issued to current Venezuela 2021 TPS beneficiaries.
- USCIS will continue to process pending applications filed under Venezuela 2021. If you have an initial Venezuela TPS application (Form I-821) or Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) pending as of Oct. 3, 2023, under Venezuela 2021, you do not need to file either application again. If we approve your pending Form I-821, we will grant you TPS through Sept. 10, 2025. Similarly, if we approve your pending TPS-related Form I-765, we will issue you a new EAD that will be valid through the same date.
If You Do Not Currently Have TPS and Would Like to File an Initial Application (Venezuela 2023)
- If you do not currently have TPS and you would like to file an initial application, you may do so under the redesignation of Venezuela for TPS (Venezuela 2023).
- You are eligible to apply if you:
- Are a Venezuelan national (or have no nationality and last habitually resided in Venezuela);
- Have continuously resided in the United States since July 31, 2023; and
- Have been continuously present in the United States since Oct. 3, 2023.
- Under the 2023 redesignation of Venezuela, eligible individuals who do not have TPS may submit an initial Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, during the initial registration period that runs from Oct. 3, 2023, through April 2, 2025. You may apply for a TPS-related EAD by submitting a completed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with your Form I-821, or separately later. You also may apply for travel authorization. First-time Venezuelan TPS beneficiaries under Venezuela 2023 will receive TPS and EADs valid through April 2, 2025.
For the most current information related to Temporary Protected Status, visit our TPS webpage.