TPS for Afghanistan Extended and Redesignated for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Nov. 20, 2024
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Nov. 21, 2023, through May 20, 2025. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register from Sept. 25, 2023, through Nov. 24, 2023. Afghan nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Afghanistan may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation of Afghanistan 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 Nov. 20, 2024, the validity of certain EADs issued under the TPS designation for Afghanistan.
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 Nov. 20, 2024. You must reverify these employees on Form I-9 before they start work on Nov. 21, 2024.