Department of Homeland Security

REAL ID Act Updates

DHS is currently reviewing extension requests from states with extensions that expired on October 10, 2017.  DHS will update this page as these reviews are completed and new extensions are granted.  In the meantime there will be no change in enforcement status for these states.  States will have a grace period until January 22, 2018, meaning that Federal agencies (including TSA) will continue to accept driver’s license and identification cards issued by these states in accordance with each agency’s policies.

Temporary Protected Status for Sudan to Terminate in November 2018

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has determined that conditions in Sudan no longer support its designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after reviewing country conditions, and after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials’ consultations with the appropriate U.S. government agencies. Acting Secretary Duke is extending benefits for beneficiaries of Sudan TPS for 12 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on Nov. 2, 2018.

FAQs on the Executive Order – Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the U.S.

Executive Order on Visas

As of June 29, 2017, we began implementing the Executive Order at our embassies and consulates abroad in compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision and in accordance with the Presidential Memorandum issued on June 14, 2017.  Our implementation is in full compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision.

Temporary Protected Status for Haiti Extended for Six Months

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Haiti (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) through Jan. 22, 2018. After consulting with the appropriate U.S. government agencies and reviewing country conditions, Secretary Kelly has determined that a limited, six-month extension is warranted.