USCIS announced that it is extending the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan until March 9, 2025. Currently, most of these individuals are the beneficiaries of automatic extensions through June 30, 2024.

To implement these new extensions, USCIS is issuing Forms I-797, Notices of Action, to TPS beneficiaries who have pending applications to extend their EADs and to those who are eligible to re-register for TPS.

For Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification purposes, employees may present their Form I-797, along with their TPS-based EAD (EADs with Codes A12 or C19) that expire on one of the 17 expiration dates listed on I-9 Central.

The agency also reminded individuals eligible for TPS from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan who have not re-registered that they must do so by the below dates to maintain their TPS.

  • El Salvador until March 9, 2025
  • Honduras until July 5, 2025
  • Nepal until June 24, 2025
  • Nicaragua until July 5, 2025
  • Sudan until April 19, 2025
  • Haiti until August 3, 2024

A separate announcement regarding the extension of TPS for Haiti beyond August 3, 2024, will be published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2024.

Jackson Lewis attorneys will provide clarifications as soon as guidance is available.