What's New

What's New

09/27/19

TPS SUDAN, NICARAGUA, HAITI, AND EL SALVADOR REMINDER: Certain EADs Remain Valid through Jan. 2, 2020

Employment authorization documents (EADs) with a category code of “A-12” or “C-19” and a Card Expires date as indicated in the chart below, remain valid through Jan. 2, 2020.

2017

2018

2019

07/22/2017

01/05/2018

01/05/2019

11/02/2017

01/22/2018

04/02/2019

 

03/09/2018

07/22/2019

 

11/02/2018

09/09/2019

 

USCIS automatically extended these EADs, which were issued to eligible beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. Current employees with these EADs continue to be authorized to work. Employers should not reverify until Jan. 3, 2020. For information on completing Form I-9 for new employees who present this EAD, see the Federal Register notice and then refer to I-9 Central’s TPS page.

09/24/19

TPS for Syria Extended for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through March 28, 2020

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria has been extended for 18 months, through March 31, 2021. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register September 23, 2019 through November 22, 2019.

Given the timeframes for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of Syria through March 28, 2020.

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 Syria may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADs.

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

09/05/19

Form I-9 and E-Verify Guidance During Hurricane Season

All Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, requirements remain in effect for areas affected by hurricanes. All employers must continue to complete and retain Form I-9 for all individuals they hire.

See our hurricane fact sheet (PDF, 137 KB) for more information on how employers should complete Form I-9 if an employee’s documents are lost, stolen, or damaged.

09/03/19

New E-Verify Videos

All E-Verify videos are now located on the new E-Verify video resources page, your one-stop location for important topics you need to know about E-Verify. Watch our videos on E-Verify.gov to learn about the benefits of the program, how to create a case, and employee rights.

08/27/19

Continue to Use the Current Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification

Until further notice, employers should continue using the Form I-9 currently available on I-9 Central, even after the expiration date of Aug. 31, has passed.

We will provide updated information about the new version of the Form I-9 as it becomes available.

Employers must complete Form I-9 for all newly-hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States.

08/12/19

The fourth video in our E-Verify small business series is now available

We understand the day-to-day realities of running a business and built E-Verify with employer’s needs and concerns in mind. The fourth video in our small business series illustrates how E-Verify can help businesses simplify the employment eligibility verification process.

Watch the fourth video in our series: E-Verify Small Business: What shapes your success, then visit E-Verify.gov and enroll with confidence.

07/22/19

E-Verify small business video series now available

We understand the day-to-day realities of running a business and built E-Verify with employer’s needs and concerns in mind. Over the next several weeks, we’ll release a series of videos that illustrates how employers can use E-Verify to simplify the employment eligibility verification process.

Watch the first video in the series: E-Verify Small Business: What drives your success, then visit E-Verify.gov and enroll with confidence.

07/08/19

Watch our new E-Verify Benefits video

Discover E-Verify’s key benefits and functions in the E-Verify Benefits video. In less than two minutes, learn about the simple, effective, and efficient tool that businesses and employers can use to confirm their workforce’s employment eligibility.

You can also connect with us on Twitter (@EVerify) and on Facebook. Don’t forget to subscribe to GovDelivery to receive the latest E-Verify email updates, and text “EVERIFY UPDATES” to 468311 to get the latest E-Verify updates.

07/03/19

“Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act” Guidance for Certain Individuals Present in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

USCIS announced it will automatically extend parole, and employment authorization if applicable, for certain residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This specific extension of parole as authorized by law will provide relief while USCIS establishes procedures for obtaining the new CNMI Resident status, which was created by the Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act (PDF) (Public Law 116-24), signed by President Trump on June 25, 2019.

Please visit the USCIS Website for more information.

You can also connect with us on Twitter (@EVerify) and on Facebook. Don’t forget to subscribe to GovDelivery to receive the latest E-Verify email updates, and text “EVERIFY UPDATES” to 468311 to get the latest E-Verify updates.

06/20/19

Employers—Are You Accepting a Restricted Social Security Card?

You can only accept unrestricted Social Security cards as a List C document.

Do not accept an employee’s restricted Social Security card that is stamped with one of the following restrictions:

  • “VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION”
  • “VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH INS AUTHORIZATION”
  • “NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT”

Sample Restricted Social Security Card w/Stamp "VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION"

06/05/19

Public Comment Period for Form I-9 Extension Open Until July 5, 2019

USCIS published a Federal Register notice to invite public comments on our proposed extension of Form I-9 before it expires on August 31.

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires a 60-day and a 30-day comment period for this Form I-9 extension. The second comment period will be open for 30 days, until July 5, 2019.

05/28/19

Not All Nonimmigrants Are Eligible to Work

Some nonimmigrants are employment authorized incident to status in the U.S., which means they are eligible to work based on their nonimmigrant status or are eligible to apply for employment authorization. However, other nonimmigrants, such as temporary visitors for pleasure, are not eligible to work in the U.S.

Temporary visitors for pleasure typically receive a Form I-94 with a B-2, WT, GT, or GMT class of admission. Employers should not accept a nonimmigrant’s Form I-94 with these admission codes as evidence of employment authorization.

For information on acceptable documents for nonimmigrants, visit the Acceptable Documents page or see the Handbook for Employers (M-274), Section 7.0; Evidence of Status for Certain Categories.

05/10/19

Continuation of Documentation for TPS Beneficiaries from Nepal; TPS Nepal Documents Auto-Extended Through March 24, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Federal Register Notice announcing actions to comply with the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to stay proceedings in Bhattarai v. Nielsen, No. 19-cv-00731 (N.D. Cal. March 12, 2019). The parties’ disputes in Bhattarai v. Nielsen are similar to, and will be informed by, the disputes being litigated in Ramos v. Nielsen, No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018).  For this reason, DHS will not implement or enforce the decision to terminate TPS for Nepal or Honduras during the pendency of the Ramos v. Nielsen appeal, or by other order of the court.

DHS is also automatically extending the validity of TPS-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), Forms I–797, Notice of Action (Approval Notice), and Forms I–94 (Arrival/Departure Record) for beneficiaries under the TPS designation for Nepal through March 24, 2020.  Note that beneficiaries under the TPS designation for Honduras either have or will receive TPS-related EADs valid through January 5, 2020.  For this reason, the automatic extension discussed in this article does not apply to them. 

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 Nepal 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:

 

Then, to complete Form I-9, your employee
may present this Federal Register Notice
along with the EAD that contains
a category of A12 or C19

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

You must reverify them before they start work on:

June 24, 2018

March 24, 2020

March 25, 2020

June 24, 2019

March 24, 2020

March 25, 2020

Find more details about these extensions on the TPS designation for Nepal pages and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the I-9 Central TPS page.

05/07/19

New I-9 Central Page

Need help understanding if your employee’s work authorization has been extended? Visit our new Employment Authorization Extensions page.

04/12/19

Public Comment Period for Form I-9 Extension Open Until April 30

USCIS published a Federal Register notice (PDF) to invite public comments on our proposed extension of Form I-9 before it expires on Aug. 31.

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires a 60-day and a 30-day comment period for this Form I-9 extension. The first 60-day comment period will be open until April 30.

04/05/19

TPS for South Sudan Extended for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Oct. 29, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan has been extended for 18 months, through Nov. 2, 2020. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between April 5 , 2019, and June 4, 2019.

Given the timeframes for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of South Sudan through Oct. 29, 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 South Sudan may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADs.

Find more details about this extension on the TPS designation for South Sudan page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the I-9 Central TPS page.

04/04/19

DED for Liberia Continued through March 30, 2020; EADs Extended Through Sept. 27, 2019

On March 28, 2019, President Trump issued a memorandum directing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to extend the deferred enforced departure (DED) wind-down period for eligible Liberians for 12 months and to provide for continued work authorization through March 30, 2020. Eligible Liberians may apply for new EADs covering this extended wind-down period. In order to allow sufficient time for affected individuals to file and for USCIS to process their applications, DHS is automatically extending DED-related EADs with a printed expiration date of March 31, 2019, and bearing the code “A-11” for an additional 180 days through Sept. 27, 2019.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, refer to this Federal Register notice and the Liberia DED page, which provides confirmation that your employee’s EAD, if it has an expiration date of March 31, 2019, and states A-11 under Category, is automatically extended for six months through Sept. 27, 2019. After Sept. 28, 2019, you will be required to reverify this employee’s work authorization on Form I-9.

Find more details on the end of DED for Liberia on I-9 Central and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure page.

03/29/19

Continuation of Filing Procedures for Employment Authorization and Automatic Extension of Existing Employment Authorization Documents for Eligible Liberians Before Period of Deferred Enforced Departure Ends

On March 28, 2019, President Trump, after consulting relevant executive branch agencies, issued a memorandum extending the wind-down period for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for an additional 12 months, through March 30, 2020, for certain eligible Liberians.  During this time, such individuals may remain in the United States. The president also directed DHS Secretary Nielsen to provide for continued work authorization for Liberian DED beneficiaries. USCIS will publish a notice in the Federal Register with information on the six-month automatic extension, through Sept. 27, 2019, of employment authorization documents (EADs) currently held by eligible Liberians under DED and instructions on how they can obtain EADs for the remainder of the DED wind-down period.

For more information see: /humanitarian/deferred-enforced-departure/ded-granted-country-liberia/ded-granted-country-liberia. Liberian nationals or their employers may also contact the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283.

03/21/19

Updating Your E-Verify Password?

E-Verify’s self-service options allow users to access and manage their account online.

Users can reset their login ID or password at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web. These self-service options are part of E-Verify’s ongoing effort to improve the user experience.

03/15/19

New Right to Work Poster

The Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) released a redesigned version of its “Right to Work” poster. The redesigned poster offers information to prospective and current employees about the legal right to work in the U.S. and a law that protects legally-authorized workers from discrimination based on their citizenship status and national origin. E-Verify employers must display the E-Verify Participation poster and the IER Right to Work poster in English and Spanish in a prominent place that is clearly visible to prospective employees and all employees who will have their employment eligibility confirmed with E-Verify as stated in the E-Verify User Manual.

03/06/19

TPS Alert

On Oct. 3, 2018, in Ramos, et al. v. Nielsen, et al., No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018)  (PDF, 458 KB), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS from implementing and enforcing the decisions to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador, pending further resolution of the case.

On March 1, 2019, DHS announced its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction in a Federal Register Notice that extends the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. Instructions for completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for these beneficiaries and information about verifying their continued TPS before agencies can be found in the Notice, as well as on the specific TPS country pages and the Update on Ramos v. Nielsen page, all available on the USCIS website.

12/13/18

New Issue of E-Verify Connection Newsletter

The 45th edition of the E-Verify Connection newsletter (PDF) is here and includes articles about our refreshed Employee Rights quiz, Interface Control Agreement 29 updates, and provides reminders on unrestricted Social Security Card use. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay connected. 

12/7/18

Update To E-Verify Password Reset

E-Verify continues to implement enhancements to improve your experience and reduce burdensome processes by giving you more self-service options. For example, you’ll soon be able to reset your password automatically instead of contacting E-Verify.

The first time you log on or after Dec. 16, you must reset your password, security questions, and answers. From that point on, if you are unable to log in to E-Verify after three attempts, you will be redirected to the password reset page to answer the security questions before resetting your password.

You can also select the ‘Forgot your password?’ link located under the password field to reset your password.

For more details, visit E-Verify’s Enhancements webpage.

12/4/18

Federal Government Closure – Wednesday, Dec. 5

President Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to remember the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Accordingly, all U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices will be closed Wednesday. The E-Verify and Form I-9 Contact Center phone lines will not be available on Wednesday.  

E-Verify will permit employees one additional day to resolve contested tentative nonconfirmations if the referral confirmation notice was issued between Nov. 20 and Dec. 5.

Employers should be aware that all Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, requirements remain in place, as do the E-Verify-enrolled employer’s requirement to create a case for a new employee no later than three business days after the employee’s first day employment.

12/4/18

Completing Form I-9 for Sudan or Nicaragua TPS Beneficiaries whose EADs were Extended until April 2, 2019

When completing or updating Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, an employee who has employment authorization under the TPS designation for Sudan or Nicaragua may present an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) that has been automatically extended by this Federal Register Notice (FRN). DHS has automatically extended these EADs through April 2, 2019, if they include a category code of A12 or C19, and contain one of the expiration dates below.

If the EAD contains a “Card Expires” date of:

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

You must reverify the employee before they start work on:

11/02/2017
01/05/2018
11/02/2018
01/05/2019

04/02/2019

April 3, 2019

10/31/18

TPS Alert

On Oct. 3, 2018, in Ramos, et al v. Nielsen, et al., No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018) (PDF, 458 KB), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS from implementing and enforcing the decisions to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador, pending further resolution of the case (“Order” or “injunction”). To implement the Court’s Order, on Oct. 31, 2018, DHS published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) announcing that the TPS designations for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua remain in effect so long as the Court’s Order continues.

The FRN further describes the steps DHS is taking to comply with the Court’s Order, including automatically extending through April 2, 2019, the validity of certain specified documents for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for Sudan and Nicaragua: Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, and Form I-797, Notice of Action, collectively TPS-related documentation. The extensions will allow beneficiaries to demonstrate continued lawful status and employment authorization.

Beneficiaries of TPS Haiti and TPS El Salvador who have been approved for re-registration currently have TPS-related documentation that will remain in effect for more than six months (until July 22, 2019, and Sept. 9, 2019, respectively). TPS Haiti and TPS El Salvador beneficiaries with pending re-registration applications, if approved, will also receive TPS-related documentation with those respective validity dates. In addition, beneficiaries of TPS Haiti and TPS El Salvador with pending re-registration applications and certain recently expired EADs have previously been issued notices of an existing automatic extension of those EADs.  See TPS webpages for Haiti and El Salvador on www.uscis.gov

Should the Court’s Order remain in effect beyond this initial extension of documentation for beneficiaries of TPS Sudan and TPS Nicaragua, DHS will issue a subsequent FRN approximately 30 days before April 2, 2019, that will automatically extend the appropriate TPS-related documentation for eligible beneficiaries granted under the designations of Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador through Jan. 2, 2020. DHS will issue similar FRNs in nine-month intervals, as necessary, to continue complying with the injunction.

If a superseding final, non-appealable judicial order should permit the terminations of TPS for some or all of these countries to take effect before the expiration of any announced extension of TPS-related documentation for eligible beneficiaries of TPS for these countries, DHS may invalidate such documentation before the end validity date stated in the current or subsequent Federal Register notices. Any such termination of TPS-related documentation would only be effective 120 days after the effective date of such a final, non-appealable order, or on the termination date of the TPS designation previously announced in the Federal Register for the relevant country before the preliminary injunction, whichever is later. 

For additional information, please reference the FRN and specific TPS country pages available on the USCIS website.

10/31/18

E-Verify Users: Be Sure to Make Copies of Photo-Matching Documents Correctly

If a new employee presents a document for their Form I-9 that triggers photo matching in E-Verify, employers must make a copy of that document to use when creating the E-Verify case, and must retain it with the employee’s Form I-9.

If an employee presents a U.S. passport card, Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551), or Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766), you must copy the front and back of these cards. If an employee presents a U.S. passport, you must copy both the front page and the back barcode page.

10/30/18

ICA 29 Updates for Web Service Users

On Oct. 12, USCIS updated the E-Verify staging environment for Interface Control Agreement (ICA) 29 after we disabled it for the modernization release in April. The staging environment has been modernized with self-test to confirm functionality. 

Web service customers are now able to test their code and bug fixes on their respective systems by leveraging the test document that comprises the E-Verify test scenarios. 

We made these enhancements based on feedback and extensive testing from web service providers. This test environment is part of the effort to develop, test, and deploy ICA 30, which is scheduled to launch next spring.

For more details on E-Verify updates, visit the E-Verify Enhancements webpage.

10/15/18

New Issue of E-Verify Connection Newsletter

The 44th edition of the E-Verify Connection newsletter (PDF) is here and includes articles about our E-Verify Employer Search Tool, our brand new text-to-subscribe service, and info for federal contractors and subcontractors. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay connected.

10/5/18

TPS Alert

On October 3, 2018, in Ramos, et al v. Nielsen, et al., No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018) (PDF, 458 KB), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS from implementing and enforcing the decisions to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, pending further resolution of the case. Additional guidance with respect to evidence regarding TPS status and employment authorization is forthcoming.

09/14/18

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.

09/06/18

New Issue of E-Verify Connection Newsletter!

Stay up-to-date by subscribing to the E-Verify Connection (PDF) e-newsletter for employers and employees. The August 2018 issue highlights E-Verify compliance tips for federal contractors and subcontractors, the benefits of my E-Verify , the latest E-Verify enhancements, new E-Verify job aids, and more.

08/20/18

TPS for Yemen Extended for 18 Months; Employment Authorization Documents Automatically Extended Through March 2, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Yemen has been extended for 18 months, through March 3, 2020. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between Aug. 14, 2018, and Oct. 15, 2018.

Given the timeframes involved for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of Yemen through March 2, 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 Yemen 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 Yemen page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the TPS page.

08/02/18

Scam Alert: Fraudulent Form I-9 Requests

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has learned that employers have received scam emails that appear to come from USCIS requesting Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, information.

These scam emails come from a fraudulent email address: news@uscis.gov. This is not a USCIS email address. The body of the email may contain USCIS and Office of the Inspector General labels, your address and a fraudulent download button that links to a non-government web address (uscis-online.org). Do not respond to these emails or click the links in them.

If you believe that you received a scam email requesting Form I-9 information from USCIS, report it to the Federal Trade Commission. If you are not sure if it is a scam, forward the suspicious email to the USCIS webmaster. USCIS will review the emails received and share with law enforcement agencies as appropriate. Visit the Avoid Scams Initiative for more information on common scams and other important tips.

06/22/18

Change to Extension Period From 12 to 18 Months for Certain Form I-797 Receipt Notices

Beginning June 11, Form I-797 Receipt Notices for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, and Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, will be issued with an 18 month extension period. See the USCIS news alert for more information.

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.

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