On September 27th, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas extended the Temporary Protected Status for Myanmar nationals who currently live in the United States. The eighteen-month extension of the Myanmar Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will go into effect on November 26th, 2022 and remain in effect until May 25th, 2024. The extension of TPS for Burma was initially designated as a result of conditions that prevented Myanmar nationals from returning safely due to a violent crackdown against protestors in the country.
The extension entails that existing TPS recipients will be able to keep their status through May 25th, 2024, provided that they continue to meet all other TPS eligibility requirements. Existing beneficiaries must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period if they want to extend their status through May 25th, 2024. The re-registration period is held from September 27th, 2022, to November 26th, 2022.
The initial applicants for TPS under this designation must maintain continuous physical presence in the United States from November 26, 2022, the effective date of extension of Myanmar status. In addition to establishing continuous residence in the United States since September 25, 2022, and satisfying other eligibility requirements, TPS beneficiaries may stay in the country and work during the designation period. The candidates can request and in return receive employment authorization documents (EADs).