USCIS Extends Employment Authorization Documents for TPS Beneficiaries from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an extension of the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. This extension will now be valid through March 9, 2025. Affected individuals will receive a Form I-797, Notice of Action, informing them of this extension.

Re-registration Requirements

To maintain your TPS benefits and take advantage of the extended EAD validity, you must ensure that you re-register during the current re-registration periods. If you have not yet re-registered under the most recent extension for your designation, it is crucial to do so by submitting Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. Here are the new re-registration deadlines:

  • El Salvador: Re-registration runs through March 9, 2025
  • Honduras: Re-registration runs through July 5, 2025
  • Nepal: Re-registration runs through June 24, 2025
  • Nicaragua: Re-registration runs through July 5, 2025
  • Sudan: Re-registration runs through April 19, 2025

How to Re-Register and Renew Your EAD

To re-register for TPS and renew your EAD, follow the instructions provided in the most recent Federal Register notice that applies to your country’s TPS designation or redesignation. This notice will have detailed steps and guidelines to ensure your application is correctly submitted and processed.

Unified EAD Extension Date

It is important to note that the EAD extensions are uniform, all valid through March 9, 2025. This means that regardless of your country of origin, if you are a TPS beneficiary and successfully re-register, your work authorization will be extended to March 9, 2025.

Why This Extension Matters

The extension of EADs for TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan is a critical measure to provide stability and security to individuals who have fled extraordinary and temporary conditions in their home countries. It allows them to continue contributing to the U.S. workforce and support their families without the immediate worry of their work authorization expiring.

Contact Attorney Kornfeld today for assistance with filing your TPS and EAD applications.

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