USCIS reminder for Haiti nationals on Temporary Protected Status.


By November 30, 2012 all eligible nationals of Haiti and persons who last habitually resided in Haiti and without nationality who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) must re-register for TPS in US. Failure to re-register by this deadline may result in the loss of your TPS status. You must provide good reason you could not re-register on time such as hardship due to Hurricane Sandy if you re-register after November 30 2012.

For re-registering for TPS details and procedures are provided on the USCIS website and in the Federal Register notice announcing the extension of TPS for Haiti.
In response to a catastrophic earthquake that devastated that country TPS was originally designated for Haiti in January 2010. Effective July 2011 TPS was re-designated in May 2011. Through July 22, 2014 the current 18-month extension of TPS for Haiti will remain in effect.

Your current EAD, set to expire on January 22, 2013, has been automatically extended for 6 months  if you have applied for and are awaiting a new Haiti TPS-related Employment Authorization Document (EAD). As described in the Federal Register published on October 1, 2012 (77 FR 59943) the 6-month auto-extension of EADs runs through July 22, 2013. These auto-extended EADs have “A12” or “C19” listed under “category” on the front of the card and an expiration date of January 22, 2012.

Remember to provide both your EAD with the January 22, 2012 expiration date and a copy of the October 1, 2012 Federal Register notice to your employer when providing proof of employment eligibility.  Please refer to the USCIS Web page and employees documentation employers may accept and temporary protected status beneficiaries may present as evidence of employment eligibility for further guidance for employers


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