Temporary Protected Status re-registration for Haitians

Eligible nationals of Haiti and also persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti, who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are reminded to re-register for TPS by November 30, 2012. In case the person fails to re-register by the deadline, it may result in the loss of TPS status.

Re-registering after November 30 2012 would make it necessary to provide good reason for not being able to re-register on time; for instance, hardship due to Hurricane Sandy. TPS was originally designated for Haiti in January 2010 in response to a catastrophic earthquake that devastated that country, and it was re-designated in May 2011 (effective July 2011). The current 18-month extension of TPS for Haiti will remain in effect through July 22, 2014.

Also, if the person has applied for and is awaiting a new Haiti TPS-related Employment Authorization Document (EAD), then his/her current EAD, set to expire on January 22, 2013, has been automatically extended for 6 months. The 6-month auto-extension of EADs runs through July 22, 2013, as described in the Federal Register published on October 1, 2012 (77 FR 59943).

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. When providing proof of employment eligibility, the person should remember to provide both the EAD with the January 22, 2012 expiration date and a copy of the October 1, 2012 Federal Register notice to his/her employer.

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