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USCIS ALERT: Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haiti

USCIS ALERT: Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haiti

USCIS ALERT: Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haiti

Release Date: August 25, 2015

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. The extended designation is effective Jan. 23, 2016, through July 22, 2017. Haiti was initially designated for TPS on Jan. 21, 2010, after a major earthquake devastated the country.

Current TPS Haiti beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from Aug. 25, 2015, through Oct. 26, 2015. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day re-registration period begins. USCIS will not accept applications before Aug. 25, 2015.

The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Please contact our office to apply for TPS or renew your TPS status. You may qualify for a filing fee waiver with USCIS.

Contact our office today for a free in-office consultation (305) 858-2323 or toll free (877) 854-2323.

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