We are excited to announce a significant development in the TPS program. Effective March 9, 2021, Venezuelan nationals are eligible to apply for the Temporary Protected Status program per a directive from the Department of Homeland Security.
Venezuelan nationals who can demonstrate continuous residence in the United States since March 8, 2021, and who have been continuously physically present in the United States since March 9, 2021, are eligible for TPS under Venezuela’s new designation. Under TPS, applicants are eligible to obtain work permits and travel permits.
TPS Applications must be received by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within a 180-day registration period (March 9, 2021 through September 5, 2021). Any applications received after September 5, 2021 would need to demonstrate compelling reasons for USCIS to accept a late filed application. Accordingly, eligible Venezuelan nationals should not delay in filing their case.
For additional information related to this topic and for advice regarding how to navigate U.S. immigration laws you may contact Kenneth S. Levine or Layli Eskandari Deal of the law firm Levine & Eskandari, LLC (770-551-2700) – ken@LEimmigration.com or Layli@LEimmigration.com
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