TPS for South Sudan Redesignated and Extended for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Nov. 1, 2022
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan through Nov. 3, 2023. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register March 3, 2022 through May 3, 2022. South Sudanese nationals and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in South Sudan may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation for TPS for South Sudan and apply for an EAD.
Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation for South Sudan through Nov. 1, 2022.
Completing Form I-9
To complete or update Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for TPS South Sudan beneficiaries who present an EAD with a Category Code of A12 or C19 and a Card Expires date of May 2, 2022, enter Nov. 1, 2022, as the new expiration date of the automatically extended EAD on Form I-9. You must reverify these employees before they start work on Nov. 2, 2022.