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TPS for Syria Extended and Redesignated for 18 Months; Certain EADs Automatically Extended Through March 31, 2025

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Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from April 1, 2024, through Sept. 30, 2025. Syrian nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Syria may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation of Syria 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 March 31, 2025, the validity of certain EADs with Card Expires dates of March 31, 2024; Sept. 30, 2022; or March 31, 2021, issued under the TPS designation for Syria.

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 March 31, 2025. You must reverify these employees on Form I-9 before they start work on April 1, 2025.

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

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