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Special Note for Individuals Who Received EAD Cards with Incorrect Expiration Dates

If you are a Haitian national and applied for Temporary Protected Status, you may have received an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with the expiration date of July 22, 2010. Approximately 320 individuals received EADs with an early expiration date.

Final Day to Register: January 18, 2011
TPS Expiration Date:  July 22, 2011
TPS Designation Date:  January 21, 2010

USCIS is re-issuing extended EADs with the expiration date of July 22, 2011 to the impacted cardholders. You will receive the new card before the expiration of your current one. You do not need to file a new Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) or take any other action.  Until you receive the corrected document, please continue to use your current EAD as proof of your work authorization.  

When you receive your extended EAD with the expiration date of July 22, 2011, please discontinue use of and destroy the EAD with the expiration date of July 22, 2010.    

For guidance and information on USCIS' response to the earthquake in Haiti, please visit For additional information, applicants may also contact USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 or visit

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