Employment Authorization Documentation Validity Extended for Certain TPS Countries

January 14, 2020 | United States of America

Effective immediately, USCIS is extending the validity of select Employment Authorization Documentation (EADs) for nationals from six countries with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) until January 4, 2021. Beneficiaries with TPS designations under Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, Sudan, and El Salvador do not need to submit applications, including a Form I-765, or pay a filing fee to continue receiving TPS benefits until the new deadline, provided they re-registered for the TPS program during their country’s most recent registration period or during an applicable registration period before that.

Beneficiaries who have not re-registered for TPS during a previous re-registration period may still be allowed to submit a TPS application under the new deadline if they can show “good cause,” as required by law, for failing to meet previous re-registration deadlines.

Eligible beneficiaries who do not already have EAD applications filed under TPS designations for the six countries may submit an Application for Employment Authorization with the application fee by the January 4, 2021 deadline.