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06/06/18

TPS for Honduras Terminated Effective Jan. 5, 2020; EADs Automatically Extended Through Jan. 1, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras, with a delayed effective date of 18 months, through Jan. 5, 2020.

Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status until the delayed effective date of the termination must re-register between June 5, 2018, and Aug. 6, 2018.

Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) before their current EADs expire. Accordingly, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Honduras through Jan. 1, 2019.

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 of Honduras may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADS:
 

If the “Card Expires date on the employee’s EAD is:

Did they apply
for a new EAD?

Then, to complete Form I-9, they may present
this Federal Register notice
OR
the following document(s):

Enter the new expiration date of the automatically extended EAD on Form I-9:

You must reverify them before they start work on:

Jan. 5, 2018

Yes, they applied on or after Dec. 15, 2017, during the last reregistration period, but have not yet received their new EAD. (See note below.)

EAD that contains a category of
A12 or C19

 

AND

Notice of Action
(Form I-797C)
that contains:

 

  • Received Date
    on or after:
    Dec. 15, 2017
  • Class Requested or Eligibility Category:
    A12 or C19

Jan. 1, 2019

 

 

Jan. 2, 2019

July 5, 2018

Yes, they applied on or after June 5, 2018, during this reregistration period

EAD that contains a category of
A12 or C19

 

AND

Notice of Action
(Form I-797C)
that contains:

 

  • Received Date
    on or after:
    June 5, 2018
  • Class Requested or Eligibility Category:
    A12 or C19

Jan. 1, 2019

Jan. 2, 2019

July 5, 2018

Not yet

EAD with a category of A12 or C19

 

Jan. 1, 2019

Jan. 2, 2019

(Note: TPS beneficiaries who have an EAD with a Jan. 5, 2018, expiration date, but did not timely and properly apply for an EAD on or after Dec. 15, 2017, do not receive an automatic extension of their expired EAD.)

Find more details on the termination of this TPS designation for Honduras on I-9 Central and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

05/29/18

TPS for Nepal Will End June 24, 2019; EADs Automatically Extended Through Dec. 21, 2018

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal. She has authorized a delayed effective date of 12 months, through June 24, 2019.

Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status until TPS for Nepal ends must re-register between May 22 and July 23, 2018.

Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) before their current EADs expire. Accordingly, we have automatically extended the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Nepal through Dec. 21, 2018.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification:

  • Refer to this Federal Register notice, which provides confirmation that your employee’s EAD is automatically extended for 180 days, until Dec. 21, 2018.
  • Employees may also present their EAD that has an expiration date of June 24, 2018, and a category code of “A-12” or “C-19,” along with Form I-797C that contains category code “A-12” or “C-19.” This combination is a List A document that is valid until Dec. 21, 2018.

Find more details on the termination of this TPS designation for Nepal on I-9 Central and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

05/07/18

E-Verify Modernization Live Twitter Office Hour

In April 2018, the E-Verify program modernized its system and released a host of enhancements to improve the employment eligibility verification process and user experience.

We invite you to tweet @EVerify on May 8 at 2 p.m (Eastern) to chat with our experts about the new navigation and system usability. We’ll be tweeting live, so be sure to use #AskEVerify to get your questions answered.

Follow us on twitter.com/everify for updates and tips about Form I-9, E-Verify, myE-Verify, or visit e-verify.gov.

04/23/18

E-Verify Modernization Launch

On April 23, USCIS announced the E-Verify program modernized its system to improve users’ experience, reduce errors, and increase the speed and accuracy of the employment eligibility verification process. Improvements include:

  • Enhanced usability features to help users enter correct information and makes E-Verify more user friendly;
  • Streamlined case creation and management to increase results speed and accuracy;
  • Improved overall data integrity and system compliance; and
  • Transferred case data to a new modernized database.

These and other enhancements found on the E-Verify Enhancements April 2018 webpage were made from feedback and extensive testing from E-Verify users. Log in or enroll to experience the new E-Verify today and see the new job aids at E-Verify.gov.

04/19/18

E-Verify is Temporarily Unavailable April 20 - 22

Due to the implementation of system enhancements, E-Verify will be unavailable from April 20 at 9 p.m. to April 22 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). The E-Verify outage does not affect the requirements for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must still complete Form I-9 no later than the third business day after employment begins. For more information, see the Handbook for Employers (M-274) (PDF), I-9 Central and our fact sheet.

04/11/18

TPS for Syria Extended for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Sept. 27, 2018

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria has been extended for 18 months, through Sept. 30, 2019. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between March 5, 2018, and May 4, 2018.

Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) before their current EADs expire on March 31, 2018. Accordingly, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of these EADs issued under the TPS designation of Syria for 180 days, through Sept. 27, 2018.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification:

  • Refer to this Federal Register notice, which provides confirmation that your employee’s EAD is automatically extended for 180 days, until Sept. 27, 2018.
  • Your employee may present their EAD that has an expiration date of March 31, 2018, and a category code of “A-12” or “C-19,” along with Form I-797C that contains category code “A-12” or “C-19.” This combination is a List A document that is valid until Sept. 27, 2018.

Find more details on the termination of this TPS designation for Syria on I-9 Central and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

04/10/18

New E-Verify.gov Website

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the launch of our new website, E-Verify.gov. This is the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification.

E-Verify.gov is for employers, employees and the general public. The user-friendly website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Users will also easily find helpful information about employee rights and employer responsibilities under the employment eligibility verification process.

E-Verify.gov allows employers to enroll in E-Verify directly from the website and permits registered users to access their accounts. Individuals with myE-Verify accounts can also access their accounts through E-Verify.gov.

E-Verify.gov is available in English and Spanish. See the USCIS new release for more information.

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