TPS for Haitians Extended
The Department of Homeland Security has extended its designation of Haiti for TPS for 18 months. The extension will begin on July 23, 2014 and last through January 22, 2016. The 60-day re-registration period for those who currently have TPS began on March 3, 2014 and will end on May 2, 2014. Those who are eligible and timely re-register will be granted an EAD with an expiration date of January 22, 2016. In addition, the agency will automatically extend the validity of current EADs for six months, through January 22, 2015, for those who timely re-register.
To re-register, current Haitian TPS status holders will file Form I-821, without paying a filing fee, and Form I-765, with the filing fee unless they are younger than 14 or over 65 or do not wish to receive an EAD. In addition, they must pay the biometrics filing fee if they are 14 years of age or older. Both the biometrics and the employment authorization application fee can be waived based on indigency.