On Monday, December 5, the Department of Homeland Security announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti for 18 months. The extension and redesignation will go into effect on February 4, 2023.
Those individuals who have already been residing in the United States as of November 6, 2022, will be eligible for TPS under Haiti’s redesignation. Haitians entering the United States after November 6, 2022, including those who might be considering entering now, are not eligible for TPS.
DHS will publish a Federal Register notice explaining the procedures necessary for an individual to re-register under the extension or submit an initial registration application under the redesignation and apply for an Employment Authorization Document. Individuals applying for TPS are instructed to wait for the publication of the Federal Register notice before filing an application for TPS. Those who have been continuously residing in the U.S. since November 6, 2022, and have a pending TPS application with us do not have to refile.
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