Continuation of Documentation for TPS Beneficiaries for Six Countries; Documents Automatically Extended Through Dec. 31, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published a Federal Register notice extending the validity of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan.

The notice automatically extends through Dec. 31, 2022, the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs); Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record (collectively known as TPS-related documentation) for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for these six countries. The notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of these six countries (or individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in these countries) to re-register for TPS and to apply for EADs.

DHS is extending the TPS documentation in compliance with the preliminary injunctions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Ramos et al. v. Nielsen et al. and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Saget et al. v. Trump et al., and with the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to stay proceedings in Bhattarai v. Nielsen.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, follow the chart below to determine which documents a current TPS beneficiary from these countries may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADs:

If the employee’s EAD has category code of A-12 or C-19 and a Card Expires date of: Enter the new expiration date of the employee’s automatically extended EAD on Form I-9: You must reverify the employee before they start work on:
July 22, 2017 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Nov. 2, 2017 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Jan. 5, 2018 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Jan. 22, 2018 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
March 9, 2018 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
June 24, 2018 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
July 5, 2018 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Nov. 2, 2018 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Jan. 5, 2019 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
April 2, 2019 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
June 24, 2019 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
July 22, 2019 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Sept. 9, 2019 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Jan. 2, 2020 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Jan. 5, 2020 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
March 24, 2020 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Jan. 4, 2021 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023
Oct. 4, 2021 Dec. 31, 2022 Jan. 1, 2023

Find more details on the USCIS TPS page. The Federal Register notice provides detailed instructions for completing Form I-9 for these TPS beneficiaries. General Form I-9 guidance for TPS beneficiaries can be found on the I-9 Central TPS page and in the Handbook for Employers (M-274).

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