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June 10, 2021, 9:59 pm
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Attention Venezuelans

If you are from Venezuela or have a friend or family form Venezuela, they can apply for TPS (temporary Protected status).

Filing Period is from March 9, 2021 – Sept. 5, 2021.  Your will have to prove that you have been residing in the U.S. since March 9, 2021. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 180-day registration period.

The Biden administration declared the designation of Venezuela for TPS, effective March 9, 2021 through September 9, 2022. TPS offers protection from removal (deportation), work authorization, and the opportunity to request permission to travel abroad. The 180-day registration period is now open through September 5, 2021.

It is anticipated that approximately 300,000 individuals will benefit from this TPS designation.

 

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST:

1)    Be a national of Venezuela (or a noncitizen without a nationality who last habitually resided in Venezuela);

2)    Have continuously resided in the United States since March 8, 2021; and

3)    Have been continuously physically present in the United States since March 9, 2021

WHO IS EXCLUDED:

1.     Have been convicted of any felony or two or more misdemeanors committed in the United States; 

2.  Have a  non-waivable criminal and security-related grounds; or 

3.  Are subject to any of the mandatory bars to asylum. These include, but are not limited to, participating in the persecution of another individual or engaging in or inciting terrorist activity.

 

WHEN TPS IS APPROVED

If TPS was granted by an IJ, the recipient can apply for an employment authorization (EAD) by filing Form I-765 with USCIS and attaching the judge’s order. Otherwise applicants can file form I-765 to obtain a work permit. Once the a valid work permit is approved, you can apply for  a Social Security Number as well as a driver’s license or state identification in accordance with state law

WARNING:  TPS for Venezuela is only valid for an 18-month period, at which time it may be renewed, depending on the political situation in Venezuela

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Author: Moises Apsan
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