July 21st, 2021TPS Applicants from Five Designated Countries Can Now File Initial Applications OnlineU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants who are eligible nationals of Burma, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela or Yemen, or individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those countries, can now file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, online, if they are applying for TPS for the first time.
July 21st, 2021DHS Announces Extension and Redesignation of Somalia for Temporary Protected StatusThe Department of Homeland Security today published a Federal Register notice (FRN) extending and redesignating Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from Sept. 18, 2021, through March 17, 2023. Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas made the decision to extend and redesignate Somalia for TPS after consultation with interagency partners and careful consideration of the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Somalia.
July 28th, 2021Tools OutageUSCIS will conduct system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Wednesday, July 28, at 11:50 p.m. through Thursday, July 29, at 3:00 a.m. Eastern.
July 22nd, 2021Filing Location Updates for Certain Forms I-131On July 22, we adjusted the addresses for certain applicants filing Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. We have not changed any filing locations but have refined attention lines and ZIP codes to improve internal processes at our lockboxes.