DHS Secretary Designates Haiti for TPS

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas designated Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective August 3, 2021, through February 3, 2023.

Haitian nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti may submit an initial registration application under the TPS designation for Haiti and apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) during the 18-month registration period that begins August 3, 2021 and ends on February 3, 2023. The EADs of TPS beneficiaries have a Category Code of A12 or C19.

If an employee is a TPS beneficiary under the current designation for Haiti, their current TPS-related documentation will expire on Oct. 4, 2021. To be authorized to work under this new TPS designation for Haiti, this employee must register for TPS, as instructed in the Federal Register notice (FRN) designating Haiti for TPS.

For additional information, view the FRN as well as the USCIS TPS webpage.

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