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DHS Extends TPS Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan


On September 9, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for the following countries:

  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Sudan

As long as they continue to meet all the requirements for TPS eligibility, beneficiaries from all 6 of these countries will retain their status, and all TPS-related documents will automatically be extended until December 31, 2022.

A Special Note for Haiti

DHS recently announced a new TPS designation for Haiti and encourages eligible individuals to apply. Even though many people are already protected under Haiti’s current TPS order, the new designation will protect those with TPS – despite current lawsuits.

While TPS has been extended for Haiti, the designation relies on court orders issued by various district courts and will not be reliable if the injunctions from Ramos, Bhattarai, and Saget end. Further, those eligible for TPS may be unable to file a late registration if anything changes.

Employment Authorization Documents

Current beneficiaries under TPS designations do not need to file an application or pay a fee to maintain their status and have their documentation expended. Nevertheless, TPS beneficiaries who want new Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) must apply via Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Please note that employers recognize extended EADs, and instructions for determining extensions will be published soon. Only those who are interested in a new EAD with the expiration date of December 31, 2022, need to apply.

What Do I Need to Do?

If you are protected by TPS designation in El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, or Sudan, you do not need to do anything – unless you want new EAD.

If you are protected by the current TPS designation in Haiti, consider applying for TPS under the new designation to better secure your status.

All TPS beneficiaries can apply for citizenship, naturalization, green cards, or visas while they are under current TPS designations.

If you’d like to start working toward your permanent immigration goals before December 2022 – or apply for the new TPS designation in Haiti – Mathur Law Offices, P.C. can help.

Our founding partner, Sanjay Mathur, is an immigrant himself and understands what you are going through, and our entire team is well-versed in immigration law.

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