USCIS Office of Public Engagement: Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

Dear Stakeholder,


Secretary Napolitano announced today the designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), based on deteriorating security conditions in Syria. This designation applies to Syrian nationals who were present in the United States on or before March 23, 2012.  Early next week, the Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice in the Federal Register that will provide additional information about TPS eligibility requirements and registration procedures. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be hosting a stakeholder engagement next week to discuss the process for filing TPS applications and to address questions and concerns related to the TPS application process. We appreciate your assistance in helping to inform the Syrian community in the U.S. about the TPS designation and look forward to hearing your input during the engagement next week.


An invitation for that engagement will be shared with stakeholders and posted on the web page shortly. For more information about TPS, please visit



Kind Regards,


Office of Public Engagement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services