EXTENSION OF TPS: Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador, and Nepal
TPS Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for nationals of Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador, and Nepal will be automatically extended through December 31, 2022, provided they meet certain registration and documentary requirements set forth in the Federal Register Notice. A national from any of these countries who has submitted a new EAD application under a prior extension, but who has not yet received the EAD, will be covered by this extension.
The following are further explanations of how this extension affects certain circumstances:
Pending TPS and/or EAD applications: If your pending application is approved, then your documents will reflect the latest expiration date of December 31, 2022. There is no need for an individual to file either application again in order to benefit from the extension.
New EADs/work permit applications: While it is not necessary for TPS beneficiaries to obtain a new EAD/work permit in order to benefit from the automatic EAD extension, they may do so by filing a Form I-765 with USCIS, along with the filing fee.
I-9 employment eligibility: TPS beneficiaries eligible for automatic EAD extensions may complete or update their I-9 employment eligibility records by providing their employer with a copy of the Federal Register Notice, an eligible expiring or expired TPS EAD, and any other required I-9 documents. The Federal Register Notice provides specific instructions on proper completion of an I-9 form to reflect an automatically extended TPS EAD.
If you need help in determining how this extension affects your current TPS status, please do not hesitate in contacting our office.