Continuation of Documentation for TPS Beneficiaries for Six Countries; Documents Auto-Extended Through Jan. 4, 2021

DHS today announced a Federal Register notice extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The notice automatically extends the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs); Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record.

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:
07/22/2017 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
11/02/2017 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
01/05/2018 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
01/22/2018 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
03/09/2018 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
06/24/2018 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
07/05/2018 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
11/02/2018 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
01/05/2019  01/04/2021 01/05/2021
04/02/2019 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
06/24/2019 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
07/22/2019 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
09/09/2019 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
01/02/2020 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
01/05/2020 01/04/2021 01/05/2021
03/24/2020 01/04/2021 01/05/2021

Find more details on the USCIS TPS page  and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the I-9 Central TPS page.

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