Continuation of Documentation for TPS Beneficiaries for Six Countries; Documents Auto-Extended Through Oct. 4, 2021
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a Federal Register notice (FRN) extending the validity of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan.
The notice automatically extends through Oct. 4, 2021, the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs); Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record (collectively, TPS-related documentation) for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for these six countries. The Notice also provides instructions to request a new EAD for beneficiaries who want a new EAD with an Oct. 4, 2021, expiration date.
DHS is extending the TPS-related documents in compliance with the preliminary injunctions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Ramos et al. v. Nielsen et al. and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Saget et al. v. Trump et al., and with the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to stay proceedings in Bhattarai v. Nielsen. While the court orders remain in effect, TPS beneficiaries under the designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan retain TPS so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS.
Please see the USCIS country-specific TPS webpages for more information about the impact of these orders.
For more information regarding the automatic extension of TPS-related documents for beneficiaries from these six countries, including which documents have been automatically extended, please refer to the FRN dated Dec. 9, 2020.
For up-to-date information, please check www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status or call the USCIS TPS Hotline at (202) 272-1533. (Please note that this is not a toll-free number.)