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TPS Designated Country: Haiti
Note: On Dec. 27, 2012, USCIS announced the extension of the re-registration period for Haitian nationals who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and seek to maintain that status for an additional 18 months. Given the impact Hurricane Sandy has had on regions where Haitians reside, the re-registration period is extended through Jan. 29, 2013.
When to File for TPS
In order for you to maintain TPS status, you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Oct. 1, 2012 through Nov. 30, 2012. 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 for re-registration or filing a late initial application, please follow the instructions below. E-filing is not currently available for TPS for Haiti. You must send your TPS package by mail or courier to the appropriate address in the table below:
Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension
USCIS has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents issued under the last extension/designation of TPS Haiti for an additional 6 months, through July 22, 2013. If you have a TPS Haiti EAD with an original expiration date of January 22, 2013, you are covered by this automatic extension and may continue to work.
To continue to work, 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' Factsheet for more information.
If USCIS approves your TPS re-registration application and you requested an EAD, you will be issued a new EAD bearing the expiration date of July 22, 2014.
For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step by step instructions go to the TPS Web page.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/15/2013
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