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For Sudanese, Nicaraguan, Haitian and Salvadoran TPS holders: instructions for showing automatic extension of TPS and work authorization
 

Proving Your Status at Work
 

If you are a current Sudanese, Nicaraguan, Haitian, or Salvadoran TPS holder, you can show your employer you have an automatic extension of your TPS and work authorization until Jan. 2, 2020 by presenting:

  • The Federal Register Notice granting the automatic extension until Jan. 2, 2020 and
  • Your most recent Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with category code A-12 or C-19 and one of the following expiration dates:

 

Expiration date

Corresponding Country

7/22/2017

Haiti

11/2/2017

Sudan

1/5/2018

Nicaragua

1/22/2018

Haiti

3/9/2018

El Salvador

11/2/2018

Sudan

1/5/2019

Nicaragua

4/2/2019

Sudan; Nicaragua

7/22/2019

Haiti

9/9/2019

El Salvador

 

You do not need to apply for a new EAD in order to benefit from the automatic extension.  For more information about the automatic extension of work authorization, read or show your employer the detailed instructions in the Federal Register Notice.

 

For general questions about verifying your employment eligibility TPS holders can:

Call USCIS at 888-897-7781 or 877-875-6028 or email USCIS at I-9Central@dhs.gov.  

 

For questions about employer discrimination, TPS holders can:

  • Call the Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section at 800-255-7688 or 800-237-2515 or visit this page: https://www.justice.gov/crt/filing-charge.
  • For filing a complaint with the U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission: https://www.eeoc.gov/
  • You may also file a complaint with your state or local agency that handles discrimination

 

Proving Your Status at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Other Public or Private Institutions, or to Law Enforcement:
 

If you are a current Sudanese, Nicaraguan, Haitian, or Salvadoran TPS holder, you can use the documents listed below to show that you have an automatic extension of your TPS and EAD until Jan. 2, 2020:
 

A copy of the Federal Register Notice granting the automatic extension of work authorization

AND

  • Your auto-extended EAD;
  • A copy of your Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record;
  • Your Form I-797 Notice of Action Approval Notice; or
  • Any other relevant Department of Homeland Security document that shows your immigration status or authorization to be in the U.S.
  • TPS holders from Haiti and El Salvador may have received a Notice of Continued Work Authorization by mail, due to TPS processing delays. We recommend also bringing that document with you to the DMV, if applicable.


NOTE that the laws and requirements of states and institutions may vary so you should confirm what specific documents are required.


Some benefit-granting agencies use the SAVE program to confirm the current immigration status of applicants for public benefits.  For information about the SAVE program or for information on how to challenge the denial of a benefits application based solely on a SAVE response, see the Federal Register Notice.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:15pm