TPS Extended for Haitian Nationals

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for eligible Haitian nationals for an additional 18 months. The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that an extension is warranted because the conditions in Haiti that prompted the TPS designation CONTINUE to be met. This extension is effective from July 23, 2014 to January 22, 2016.

The 18-month extension allows TPS holders to APPLY FOR a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Eligible Haitian TPS beneficiaries who had re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of January 22, 2016. USCIS recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EADs until after their current EADs expire. Therefore, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS Haiti EADs bearing a July 22, 2014 expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs are now valid through January 22, 2015.

TPS re-registrants requesting an EAD must submit the Form I-765 APPLICATION fee, or a fee-waiver request. If the re-registrant does not want an EAD, no application fee is required. Please contact our office if you have any questions.