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

Posted by Paul Saluja | Jun 21, 2024

On June 20, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an important extension affecting Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for individuals under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. This extension is crucial for many TPS beneficiaries, as it ensures that their EADs remain valid through March 9, 2025.

Key Details of the Extension

The USCIS is extending the validity of certain EADs issued to TPS beneficiaries from the aforementioned countries. This extension aims to provide continued legal employment authorization for those under TPS while they complete the re-registration process. Affected individuals will receive a Form I-797, Notice of Action, which serves as an official notification of this extension.

What TPS Beneficiaries Need to Know

If you are a current TPS beneficiary from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, or Sudan, it is essential to re-register for TPS to maintain your benefits. This involves submitting Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, during the designated re-registration period. Below are the updated re-registration deadlines for each country:

  • El Salvador: March 9, 2025
  • Honduras: July 5, 2025
  • Nepal: June 24, 2025
  • Nicaragua: July 5, 2025
  • Sudan: April 19, 2025

Despite these differing re-registration deadlines, it is important to note that all EADs for these countries are extended through the same date: March 9, 2025.

Steps to Re-Register and Renew Your EAD

To ensure you retain your TPS benefits and EAD validity, follow these steps:

  1. Submit Form I-821: Complete and submit the Application for Temporary Protected Status during your country's current re-registration period.
  2. Renew Your EAD: Instructions for renewing your EAD can be found in the most recent Federal Register notice that extends TPS for your country. It is crucial to follow these instructions carefully to avoid any disruption in your employment authorization.

Why This Extension Matters

This extension is vital for many reasons:

  • Continued Employment: Ensures that TPS beneficiaries can legally continue their employment in the United States without interruption.
  • Stability and Security: Provides beneficiaries with the security of knowing their employment authorization is protected while they navigate the re-registration process.
  • Compliance: Helps employers remain compliant with federal employment verification laws by ensuring their employees have valid work authorization.

Contact Saluja Law for Assistance

Navigating the complexities of TPS re-registration and EAD renewals can be challenging. At Saluja Law, we are committed to providing expert guidance and support to TPS beneficiaries. If you have any questions or need assistance with your TPS application or EAD renewal, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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Paul Saluja

Paul Saluja is a distinguished legal professional with over two decades of experience serving clients across a spectrum of legal domains. Graduating from West Virginia State University in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, he continued his academic journey at Ohio Northern University, gr...

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