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TPS Extension for Haiti

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 24, 2017 that it has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti for 6 months, starting July 23, 2017 and ending January 22, 2018. In order for a current TPS employee to continue to work in the U.S. after July 22, 2017, they must file a renewal application between May 24, 2017 and July 24, 2017. If the renewal application is timely filed, the employee will have a 180-day extension on his/her employment authorization document (i.e. EAD card), which will bring the expiration of the card to January 18, 2018.

For Form I-9 purposes, an employer can accept the expired EAD card, along with an I-797C receipt notice for the renewal application, as a combination List A document. The employee’s work authorization will have to be re-verified once they receive their new EAD card, or by January 18, 2018, whichever occurs sooner.

Not sure how to properly complete Form I-9 for your TPS employee? GoffWilson is here to help! We specialize in a variety of I-9 services for employers, including individualized tutorials and internal audits. Contact our office for more information.

Filed under:Form I-9 Compliance, Immigration Law