TPS for Somalia Extended for 18 Months; Employment Authorization Documents Automatically Extended Through March 16, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia has been extended for 18 months, through March 16, 2020. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between Aug. 27, 2018, and Oct. 26, 2018.

Given the timeframes for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of Somalia through March 16, 2019.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9 , Employment Eligibility Verification, follow this chart to determine which documents a current TPS beneficiary of Somalia may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADs.

Find more details on the extension of this TPS designation for Somalia page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

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