Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ethiopia Extended and Redesignated for 18 Months; Certain EADs Automatically Extended Through June 12, 2025

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Ethiopia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from June 13, 2024, through Dec. 12, 2025. Nationals of Ethiopia and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Ethiopia may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation of Ethiopia for TPS and apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register and may apply for new EADs. 

Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration and EAD renewal applications, USCIS has automatically extended through June 12, 2025, the validity of certain EADs with a Card Expires date of June 12, 2024, issued under the TPS designation for Ethiopia.

Creating an E-Verify Case

After 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 June 12, 2025. You must reverify these employees on Form I-9 before they start work on June 13, 2025.

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