Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Temporary Protected Status Period Extended for Haiti

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register announcing this decision the week of Monday, September 24, 2012.
The Federal Register notice provides additional guidance on:
*               Who is eligible for TPS;
*               How to re-register if you have TPS;
*               When to begin filing TPS applications;
*               How to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD);
*               Six-month automatic extension of current EADs;
*               TPS fees and fee waiver procedures; and
*               Other TPS-related information.
NOTE: The 60-day re-registration period for current Haiti TPS beneficiaries will begin on the day the Federal Register notice publishes.  Individuals who have not continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 12, 2011 will not be eligible.

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