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Deadline May 2, 2014, for Haitian Temporary Protected Status Re-registration

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Release Date

Eligible nationals of Haiti who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) must re-register for TPS by May 2, 2014. Failure to re-register by this deadline may result in the loss of your TPS and your work authorization.

Details and procedures for re-registering for TPS are provided on the USCIS website and in the Federal Register notice announcing the extension of TPS for Haiti.

If you re-register during the registration period and request employment authorization, you will receive a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with an expiration date of Jan. 22, 2016.

USCIS recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EADs until after their current EADs have expired. Therefore, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS Haiti EADs with a July 22, 2014, expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs are now valid through Jan. 22, 2015.

To re-register, you must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. You must also submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, whether you are requesting employment authorization or not. As a re-registrant, you do not pay the Form I-821 application fee, but if you are age 14 or older, you must submit the biometric services fee, or a fee waiver request. In addition, if you are requesting an Employment Authorization Document, you must submit the Form I-765 application fee, or a fee waiver request. You will not be required to pay the Form I-765 application fee if you do not want an Employment Authorization Document.

For more information on TPS, visit or contact USCIS at 1-800-375-5283.

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