EADs Extended 6 Months for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone TPS Beneficiaries

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) benefits for beneficiaries of TPS under the designations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone were extended for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the designations terminate on May 21, 2017. Current TPS beneficiaries will automatically retain their TPS and have the validity of their current Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) extended through May 20, 2017.

Further details about the 6-month extension for the purpose of orderly transition before the termination of the TPS designations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone may be found in the Federal Register. Additional information about TPS for these countries is available at uscis.gov/tps. Employers verifying or reverifying the employment eligibility of employees who are TPS beneficiaries of these countries should refer to the Temporary Protected Status page on I-9 Central.

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