7/21/2017

Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Haiti


TPS Extended Through:
Jan. 22, 2018
Re-registration Period for People Who Already Have TPS:
May 24, 2017 - July 24, 2017
Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:
Jan. 18, 2018, but only for beneficiaries who re-register and request a new EAD
Continuous Residence Date in U.S. Since:
Jan. 12, 2011
Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:
July 23, 2011
TPS Designation Date:
Jan. 21, 2010
TPS Re-designation Date:
July 23, 2011
Federal Register Notice Citations:
On May 24, 2017, USCIS announced the extension of the designation of Haiti for TPS for 6 months. This allows eligible Haitians (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) to re-register for TPS. During this 6-month extension, beneficiaries are encouraged to prepare for their return to Haiti in the event Haiti’s designation is not extended again, including requesting updated travel documents from the government of Haiti. At least 60 days before Jan. 22, 2018, Secretary Kelly will re-evaluate the designation for Haiti and will determine whether another extension, a re-designation, or a termination is warranted, in full compliance of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

When to File for TPS

In order for you to maintain TPS status, you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from May 24, 2017 to July 24, 2017. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 60 day re-registration period.
If you have never been granted TPS, you may be eligible to file a late initial application

Where to File

Send your TPS package to the appropriate address below:
If you live in:
Mail your application to:
The State of Florida
USCIS
P.O. Box 4464
Chicago, IL 60680-4464
For non-US Postal Service deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: Haiti TPS
131 South Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
The State of New York
USCIS
P.O. Box 660167
Dallas, TX 75266-0167
For non-US Postal Service deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: Haiti TPS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121
Business, Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
All other states
USCIS
P.O. Box 24047
Phoenix, AZ 85074-4047
For non-US Postal Service deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: Haiti TPS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension

Eligible TPS Haiti beneficiaries who re-register and request a new EAD during the 60-day re-registration period may receive an automatic extension of their expiring EAD for up to 180 days from the date the current EAD expires. TPS beneficiaries are strongly encouraged to file their EAD applications as early as possible during the 60-day re-registration period to avoid lapses in documentation of employment authorization. If USCIS approves your TPS re-registration application and you paid the fee for a new EAD (or USCIS approved your fee waiver request), you will be issued a new EAD with the expiration date of Jan. 22, 2018.
For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions on submitting a re-registration or initial TPS application package, go to the TPS web page.

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