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Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: El Salvador

TPS extended through:March 9, 2015
Re-registration period for People Who Already Have TPS:May 30, 2013 - July 29, 2013

Employment Authorization Document (EAD)Auto-Extended Through:

March 9, 2014

Continuous Residence in U.S. Since:

February 13, 2001
Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:March 9, 2001
TPS Designation Date:March 9, 2001
Federal Register Notice Citation:78 FR 32418

When to File for TPS

In order for you to maintain Temporary Protected Status (TPS), you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from May 30, 2013, through July 29, 2013. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 60-day re-registration period.

If you have never been granted TPS, you may be eligible to file a late initial application. Go to the “Filing Late” section on the TPS Web page for more information.

Where to File

If you are filing a re-registration application during the 60-day, open re-registration period, you may submit your application electronically. For guidance on E-filing, please follow the instructions on the USCIS Web page on E-filing for TPS. If you are filing a late initial application, you cannot E-file and must submit your filing by mail.

If you are filing by mail, then send your TPS package to the appropriate address in the table below: 

If you: 

Then, mail your application to:

Are applying for re-registration and you live in the following states/territories:

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia

US Postal Service:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS El Salvador
P.O. Box 8635
Chicago, IL  60680-8635

Non-US Postal Delivery Service:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS El Salvador
131 S. Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL  60603-5517

Are applying for re-registration and you live in the following states/territories:

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana; Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin, Wyoming

US Postal Service:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS El Salvador
P.O. Box 660864
Dallas, TX  75266 

Non-US Postal Delivery Service:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS El Salvador
2501 S. State Highway, 121 Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX  75067

Are applying for re-registration and you live in the following states:

Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

US Postal Service:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS El Salvador
P.O. Box 21800
Phoenix, AZ  85036 

Non-US Postal Delivery Service:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS El Salvador
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ  85034

Are applying for the first time as a late initial registration (this is for all states/territories) 

US Postal Service:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS El Salvador
P.O. Box 8635
Chicago, IL  60680-8635

Non-US Postal Delivery Service:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS El Salvador
131 S. Dearborn - 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension

USCIS has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under the last extension of TPS El Salvador for an additional 6 months, through March 9, 2014. If you are a TPS beneficiary under the El Salvador designation and your EAD is based on your TPS status with an original expiration date of September 9, 2013, your EAD is covered by this automatic extension and you may continue to work.

To continue working legally, you may show the following documentation to your employer and government agencies:

Your employer may rely on the Federal Register notice as evidence of the continuing validity of your EAD. Go to the “Documentation Employers May Accept and Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries May Present as Evidence of Employment Eligibility” page for more information. 

If USCIS approves your TPS re-registration application and you paid the fee for a new EAD (or USCIS approved your fee waiver request), you will be issued a new EAD with the expiration date of March 9, 2015.

For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions go to the TPS page.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/13/2013