Continuation of Documentation for TPS Beneficiaries for Six Countries; Documents Auto-Extended Through June 30, 2024
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, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and under the 2011 designation of Haiti and the 2013 designation of Sudan provided the beneficiaries remain individually eligible for TPS.
The notice automatically extends through June 30, 2024, the validity of specified Forms I-766, Employment Authorization Documents (EADs); Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record (collectively, TPS-related documentation) for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for these six countries.
DHS is extending the TPS documentation in compliance with the preliminary injunction order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Ramos et al. v. Nielsen 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:|
Find more details on the USCIS TPS webpages. 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).