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This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh is an active member.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending and redesignating Burma (Myanmar) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).


TPS for eligible beneficiaries will be extended for 18 months, beginning on May 26, 2024, and ending on November 25, 2025. Existing TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend their status through November 25, 2025, must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period beginning on the date of publication of the notice in the Federal Register, currently scheduled for March 25, 2024.


DHS estimates that approximately 7,300 individuals may become newly eligible for TPS under the redesignation of Burma. DHS explained that the redesignation of Burma allows additional nationals of Burma (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Burma) who have been continuously residing in the United States since March 21, 2024, to apply for TPS for the first time during the initial registration period, which begins on the date of publication of the notice in the Federal Register (currently scheduled for March 25, 2024), and runs through November 25, 2025.

In addition to demonstrating continuous residence in the United States since March 21, 2024, and meeting other eligibility criteria, initial applicants for TPS under the designation must demonstrate that they have been continuously physically present in the United States since May 26, 2024, the effective date of the redesignation, DHS said.

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