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Federal Register Notices Published for TPS for Haiti and El Salvador

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Federal Register Notices have been published for Haiti and El Salvador.

Haiti

Key information:

  • TPS for Haiti was terminated, with an 18-month termination period. The last day of TPS for Haiti will be July 22, 2019.
  • Current Haitian TPS holders’ work authorization is automatically extended for 180 days, until July 21, 2018.
  • Current Haitian TPS holders with a pending TPS application as of date of the publication of the Federal Register Notice, Jan. 18, 2018, do NOT need to apply again. If TPS is approved from the pending application, TPS will be granted through the termination date, July 22, 2019.

Procedures for re-registration:

  • Current Haitian TPS holders who do NOT have a pending TPS application as of Jan. 18, 2018 must re-register in order to continue receiving TPS through the termination date, July 22, 2019.
  • The 60-day re-registration period is from Jan. 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018. TPS holders are encouraged to apply as early as possible during the re-registration period.
  • To re-register, TPS holders must submit the application for TPS (Form I-821). TPS holders DO NOT need to pay a filing fee to submit Form I-821.
  • Although TPS holders do not need to pay a filing fee for Form I-821, TPS holders 14 years or older must submit an $85 biometrics fee.
  • Information regarding late re-registration (for those who did not re-register during the previous re-registration period) and late initial filing (for those who may be eligible for TPS but have never applied previously) can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status#Filing%20Late
  • Information about work authorization:

If a current Haitian TPS holder…

Work authorization is…

Associated fees

Does nothing

Automatically extended for 180 days until July 21, 2018.

None

Does nothing (but has a pending TPS application as of Jan. 18, 2018 including I-821 and I-765)

Automatically extended for 180 days until July 21, 2018 and if the pending TPS application is approved, TPS status including work authorization will be extended through July 22, 2019.

None

Files an I-821 within the 60-day re-registration period (Jan. 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018)

Automatically extended for 180 days until July 21, 2018.

$85 biometrics fee for individuals 14 years or older (fee waiver available)

Files an I-821 and I-765  requesting work authorization within the 60-day re-registration period (Jan. 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018)

Automatically extended for 180 days until July 21, 2018 and if approved the TPS holder will receive a new EAD with an expiration of July 22, 2019.

$85 biometrics fee for individuals 14 or older + $410    I-765 filing fee (fee waivers available)

Files an I-821 within the 60-day re-registration period (Jan. 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018) but files an I-765 requesting work authorization at a later date after the 60-day re-registration period

At risk of having gaps in employment authorization. TPS holders may still apply for an EAD following the 60-day re-registration period (as long as they currently have TPS or a pending TPS application) however they will be at risk of having a gap in work authorization. TPS holders who would like continuous work authorization through July 22, 2019 are strongly encouraged to file the I-821 and I-765 as early as possible within the 60-day re-registration period.

$85 biometrics fee for individuals age 14 or older + $410 I-765 filing fee (fee waivers available)

In all cases, applicants who are unable to pay the biometrics fee or Employment Authorization fee may apply for fee waivers by filing Form I-912 or by submitting a personal letter requesting a fee waiver with proper documentation. More information on fee waivers: https://www.uscis.gov/i-912.



El Salvador

Key information:

  • TPS for El Salvador was terminated, with an 18-month termination period. The last day of TPS for El Salvador will be Sept. 9, 2019.
  • Current Salvadoran TPS holders’ work authorization is automatically extended for 180 days, through Sept. 5, 2018.
  • Current Salvadorans with a pending I-821 and I-765 as of date of publication of the Federal Register Notice, Jan. 18, 2018, do NOT need to apply again. If TPS is approved from the pending application, TPS will be granted through the termination date, Sept. 9, 2019.

Procedures for re-registration:

  • Current Salvadoran TPS holders who do NOT have a pending TPS application as of Jan. 18, 2018, must re-register to continue receiving TPS through until the termination date, Sept. 9, 2019.
  • The 60-day re-registration period is from Jan. 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018. TPS holders are encouraged to apply as early as possible during the re-registration period.
  • To re-register, TPS holders must submit the application for TPS (Form I-821). TPS holders DO NOT need to pay a filing fee to submit Form I-821.
  • Although TPS holders do not need to pay a filing fee for Form I-821, TPS holders 14 years or older must submit an $85 biometrics fee.
  • Information regarding late re-registration (for those who did not re-register during the previous re-registration period) and late initial filing (for those who may be eligible for TPS but have never applied previously) can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status#Filing%20Late
  • Information about work authorization:

If a current Salvadoran TPS holder…

Work authorization is…

Associated fees

Does nothing

Automatically extended for 180 days until Sept. 5, 2018.

None

Does nothing (but has a pending TPS application as of Jan. 18, 2018 including I-821 and I-765)

Automatically extended for 180 days until Sept. 5, 2018 and if the pending TPS application is approved, TPS status including work authorization will be extended through Sept. 9, 2019.

None

Files an I-821 within the 60-day re-registration period (Jan. 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018)

Automatically extended for 180 days until Sept. 5, 2018.

$85 biometrics fee for individuals 14 years or older (fee waiver available)

Files an I-821 and I-765 requesting work authorization within the 60-day re-registration period (Jan. 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018)

Automatically extended for 180 days until Sept. 5, 2018 and the TPS holder will receive a new EAD with an expiration of Sept. 9, 2019.

$85 biometrics fee for individuals 14 or older + $410 I-765 filing fee (fee waivers available)

Files an I-821 within the 60-day re-registration period (Jan. 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018) but files an I-765 requesting work authorization at a later date after the 60-day re-registration period

At risk of having gaps in employment authorization. TPS holders may still apply for an EAD following the 60-day re-registration period (as long as they currently have TPS or a pending TPS application) however they will be at risk of having a gap in work authorization. TPS holders who would like continuous work authorization through Sept. 9, 2019 are strongly encouraged to file the I-821 and I-765 as early as possible within the 60-day re-registration period.

$85 biometrics fee for individuals age 14 or older + $ 410 I-765 filing fee (fee waivers available)

In all cases, applicants who are unable to pay the biometrics fee or Employment Authorization fee may apply for fee waivers by filing Form I-912 or by submitting a personal letter requesting a fee waiver with proper documentation. More information on fee waivers: https://www.uscis.gov/i-912.