Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from April 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016. This allows eligible nationals of Syria (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) to register or re-register for TPS.
|Who is Eligible||Current TPS Status||Where to File|
|Current TPS beneficiaries from Syria||Have TPS||To extend your TPS, you must re-register during a 60-day re-registration period that runs from Jan. 5, 2015, through March 6, 2015.|
Syrian nationals and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria, who have:
|Do not have TPS||To obtain TPS, you may apply for TPS during a 180-day initial registration period that runs from Jan. 5, 2015, through July 6, 2015.|
Source: USCIS News Release January 05, 2015