The Department of Homeland Security announced it will automatically extend the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. TPS beneficiaries from these six countries will retain their status, provided they continue to meet all the individual requirements for TPS eligibility. The automatic extension of TPS-related documentation includes Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) through Dec. 31, 2022.
- Eligible individuals whose TPS under the Haiti designation is presently continued by court orders and this notice are strongly encouraged to apply for Haiti TPS under the recently announced new designation. Applying under the new designation will ensure their TPS will continue if the courts end their injunctions.
- Eligible individuals who do not apply for the new Haiti TPS designation during the initial registration period may be prohibited from filing a late initial registration during any subsequent extension of the designation if they do not meet certain conditions.
- Current beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan do not need to pay a fee or file any application to maintain their TPS and have their TPS-related documentation automatically extended through Dec. 31, 2022.
- Beneficiaries may show their automatically extended Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to employers to demonstrate they have employment authorization and may also show this FRN, which explains that DHS has automatically extended their TPS-related documentation through Dec. 31, 2022.
- Beneficiaries who would like an EAD with the extended validity date of Dec. 31, 2022, displayed on the EAD, must file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with the appropriate filing fee (or obtain a fee waiver). Applicants may request a fee waiver by completing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, and submitting it with Form I-765.
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