Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is extending the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. The 18-month extension will be effective from September 10, 2022 through March 10, 2024. Only beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing designation, and who are already residing in the U.S. as of March 8, 2021, are eligible to re-register for TPS under this extension. Venezuelans who arrived in the U.S. after March 8, 2021 will not be eligible for TPS. It is estimated about 343,000 individuals will be eligible under the existing designation of Venezuela. Those who are currently eligible for TPS under the existing designation but have not yet applied with USCIS should file their application prior to the September 9, 2022 application deadline.