TPS for Haiti Will End July 2019; EADs Automatically Extended Through July 21, 2018

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti will end on July 22, 2019. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status through July 22, 2019, must re-register between Jan. 18, 2018, and March 19, 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 Jan. 22, 2018. Accordingly, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Haiti that show an expiration date of Jan. 22, 2018, for 180 days through July 21, 2018. Additionally, individuals who have EADs with an expiration date of July 22, 2017, and who applied for a new EAD during the last re-registration period but have not yet received their new EADs are also covered by this automatic extension.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, refer to this Federal Register notice (PDF), which provides confirmation that your employee’s EAD is automatically extended for 180 days, until July 21, 2018.

If your employee has already applied to re-register, they may have received a Form I-797C, Notice of Action. If so, they may also choose to present one of the following combinations that is a List A document valid until July 21, 2018:

  • An EAD that has an expiration date of Jan. 22, 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.”
  • An EAD that has an expiration date of July 22, 2017, and a category code of “A-12” or “C-19,” along with a Form I-797C that contains category code “A-12” or “C-19” and indicates a received date on or after May 24, 2017.

You must reverify employment authorization of these employees by July 22, 2018.

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

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