Temporary Protected Status Re-Registration Period for Haiti Has Begun for Extended Work Authorization Through July 22, 2019

If you currently hold Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Haiti’s designation and want to maintain your status and work authorization until July 22, 2019, you must  re-register between Jan. 18, 2018 and March 19, 2018.

Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documents (EAD), can be found at uscis.gov/tps.

“USCIS will issue new EADs with a July 22, 2019, expiration date to eligible Haitian TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, however, USCIS is automatically extending the validity of EADs that show an expiration date of Jan. 22, 2018, for 180 days through July 21, 2018. Additionally, individuals who have EADs with an expiration date of July 22, 2017, and who applied for a new EAD during the last re-registration period but have not yet received their new EADs are also covered by this automatic extension. These individuals may show their EAD indicating a July 22, 2017, expiration date and their EAD application receipt (Notice of Action, Form I-797C) that notes the application was received on or after May 24, 2017, along with this statement, to employers as proof of continued employment authorization through July 21, 2018.”

Haiti’s TPS designation is expected to end on July 22, 2019.

To find out if you have other options for immigration status or benefit,  consult with a qualified immigration attorney.

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