TPS Somalia Extended and Redesignated for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through March 17, 2024

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas extended and redesignated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through Sept. 17, 2024.  Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register between March 13, 2023, through May 9, 2023. Somali nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia may submit an initial registration application under the redesignation of Somalia 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 17, 2024, the validity of certain EADs issued under the TPS designation for Somalia.

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 March 17, 2024.  You must reverify these employees on Form I-9 before they start work on March 18, 2024.

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