TPS Haiti Extended and Redesignated for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Feb. 3, 2024

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through Aug. 3, 2024. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between Jan. 26, 2023 through March 27, 2023 Haitian nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation of Haiti for TPS and apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain EADs issued under the TPS designation for Haiti through Feb. 3, 2024.

Creating an E-Verify Case

Once a new employee has completed Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, create a case in E-Verify for this employee. Enter the EAD document number you entered on Form I-9, as well as the automatically extended date of Feb. 3, 2024. You must reverify these employees on Form I-9 before they start work on Feb. 4, 2024.

Find more details about this extension on the TPS designation for Haiti page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the I-9 Central TPS page.

REMINDER: Certain Afghan and Ukrainian Parolees Are Employment Authorized Incident to Parole

On Nov. 21, 2022, USCIS announced that Ukrainian and Afghan parolees with certain classes of admission are employment authorized incident to their parole.

  • Employees whose unexpired Form I‑94, Arrival-Departure Record, contains a class of admission of UHP or OAR on the document, may present it as an acceptable List A receipt that temporarily shows identity and work authorization for Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Employees whose unexpired Form I‑94, Arrival-Departure Record, contains a class of admission of DT issued between February 24, 2022, and September 30, 2023, and indicates Ukraine as the country of citizenship on the document, may present it as an acceptable List A receipt that temporarily shows identity and work authorization for Form I‑9.

Within 90 days of hire (or in the case of reverification, the date employment authorization expires), the employee must present either:

  1. an unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD), or
  2. an unrestricted Social Security cardand a List B identity document from the Form I-9 List of Acceptable Documents.

Individuals who received a Form I‑94 at the time of entry into the United States should visit I‑94 Website to view and print a copy of their I‑94. 

This policy covers these populations if their parole has not been terminated by DHS.

For more information visit the USCIS Temporary Workers page.

1A Social Security card that contains no employment restrictions may not be available to individuals who are not admitted to the United States on a permanent basis. See https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/cards.htm.

Sample of Form I-94 with instructions on completing certain form fields.

TPS Yemen Extended and Redesignated for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through March 3, 2024

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through Sept. 3, 2024. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between Jan. 3, 2023 through March 4, 2023. Yemeni nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation of Yemen for TPS and apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended through March 3, 2024, the validity of certain EADs issued under the TPS designation for Yemen.

Creating an E-Verify Case

Once a new employee has completed Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, create a case in E-Verify for this employee. If the employee presented their EAD that has been automatically extended, enter the EAD document number you entered on Form I-9, as well as the automatically extended date of March 3, 2024. You must reverify these employees on Form I-9 before they start work on March 4, 2024.

Find more details about this extension on the TPS Yemen page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the I-9 Central TPS page.

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