Purpose of Memo
This Operations Memo:
- advises staff about the extension and redesignation of TPS for Sudan and South Sudan;
- advises staff about TPS extensions for Honduras and Nicaragua;
- reminds TAO staff about EAEDC eligibility for foreign nationals with TPS;
- provides information on USCIS filing fees and fee waiver requests that will benefit individuals filing USCIS applications to become TPS beneficiaries;
- and reminds TAO staff about how to enter INA designation information inBEACON for individuals with TPS.
The Republic of South Sudan (South Sudan) became a country in July, 2011, after separating from Sudan in a civil war. South Sudan was granted an initial period of TPS from November 3, 2011 through May 2, 2013, to coincide with a TPS extension for Sudan for the same period. Due to ongoing armed conflict and the disruption of living conditions in Sudan and South Sudan, on January 9, 2013, DHS extended both the existing TPS and redesignated TPS for an additional 18 months, beginning May 3, 2013 through November 2, 2014.
On April 3, 2013, DHS extended TPS for Honduras and Nicaragua for 18 months, beginning July 6, 2013 through January 5, 2015. Honduras and Nicaragua are designated for TPS due to the continued disruption of living conditions resulting from Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and other subsequent natural disasters.
Operations Memo 2012-10 is obsolete.