Syria TPS Federal Register Notice published on March 5, 2018

Last Updated

January 19, 2018

Agency Update: Federal Register Notice for Syria TPS Published


Key information:


Procedures for re-registration:

  • The 60-day re-registration period for Syrian TPS holders is from March 5, 2018 to May 4, 2018. TPS holders are encouraged to apply as early as possible during the re-registration period.
  • To re-register, current TPS holders who do not have a pending application must submit the TPS application (Form I-821). TPS holders DO NOT need to pay a filing fee with Form I-821.
  • Although TPS holders do not need to pay a filing fee for Form I-821, TPS holders over age 14 must submit a biometrics service fee, which is $85. Individuals unable to pay the biometrics fee may submit a request for a fee waiver (Form I-912). More information on fee waivers can be found here:


Work authorization:

  • For current Syrian TPS holders, EADs with an expiration date of March 31, 2018 on the face are automatically extended for 180 days through September 27, 2018.
  • Syrian TPS holders who wish to receive work authorization through the entire TPS designation (through September 30, 2019), must file an Employment Authorization Form (I-765) and pay the fee (or request a fee waiver). More information on fee waivers can be found here:
  • Syrian TPS holders seeking work authorization through September 30, 2019 are encouraged to submit Form I-765 when they submit Form I-821 and biometrics fee during the 60-day re-registration period.
  • Syrian TPS holders may file for work authorization through September 30, 2019 at a later time, but risk having gaps in employment authorization.


Avoiding legal services fraud:

  • TPS holders should seek qualified legal assistance regarding re-registration and beware of fraud. More information about avoiding legal services scams is available here:


Learn more about re-registering for TPS and maintaining work authorization here: