The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension and redesignation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from Dec. 8, 2023, through June 7, 2025. DHS also posted a Federal Register notice for public inspection.
The extension of TPS for Cameroon allows current beneficiaries to re-register to retain TPS through June 7, 2025, if they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. Existing TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend their status through June 7, 2025, must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period from Oct. 10, 2023, through Dec. 9, 2023.
The redesignation of Cameroon allows additional Cameroonian nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Cameroon) who have continuously resided in the United States since Oct. 5, 2023, and been continuously physically present in the United States since Dec. 8, 2023, to file initial applications to obtain TPS.
The Federal Register notice explains the procedures necessary for an individual to re-register under the extension or submit an initial application under the redesignation and to apply for an Employment Authorization Document.