Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Ukraine
for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from Oct. 20, 2023, through April 19, 2025. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register from Aug. 21, 2023, through Oct. 20, 2023. Ukrainian nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Ukraine may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation for TPS for Ukraine and apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended through Oct. 19, 2024, the validity of certain EADs issued under the TPS designation for Ukraine.
Completing Form I-9
To complete or update Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for TPS Ukraine beneficiaries who present an EAD with a Category Code of A12 or C19 and a Card Expires date of Oct. 19, 2023, enter Oct. 19, 2024, as the new expiration date of the automatically extended EAD on Form I-9. You must reverify these employees before they start work on Oct. 20, 2024.