DHS Opens Registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Burmese Nationals

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will allow Burmese nationals to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The rule, which was published in the Federal Register, extends TPS to Burmese nationals for 18 months. Burma is also known as Myanmar.


Starting May 25, 2021, Burmese nationals will be able to apply for TPS if they have been continuously living in the U.S. since March 11, 2021, and they are present in the country on May 25, 2021.

Burmese nationals must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, to apply for TPS. They may also be able to apply for travel authorization and TPS Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Applicants must also meet other TPS eligibility requirements.

Looking Ahead

Registration will remain open through Nov. 25, 2022.

Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Ian Love, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com), Envoy’s affiliated law firm.

Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.