Temporary Protected Status for Haiti Extended for Six Months
WASHINGTON– Assistant of Homeland Security John F. Kelly has extended Temporary Protected Condition(TPS)for qualified nationals of Haiti( as well as eligible individuals without nationality who last constantly lived in Haiti)through Jan. 22, 2018. After consulting with the suitable U.S. government agencies and also examining country problems, Assistant Kelly has identified that a restricted, six-month extension is required. Although Haiti has actually made considerable progress in recuperating from the January 2010 quake that prompted its designation, problems in Haiti sustaining its designation continue to be fulfilled right now.
Present beneficiaries of Haiti’s TPS classification looking for to expand their TPS must re-register by July 24, 2017. TPS beneficiaries who re-register could ask for a brand-new Employment Permission Paper(EAD). Those that re-register and also request a new EAD during the 60-day re-registration duration might receive an automated expansion of their expiring EAD for up to 180 days from the date their present EAD expires. Current EADs will not be instantly prolonged without a new EAD request. If a beneficiary’s EAD request is authorized, they will certainly receive a new EAD with an expiration date of Jan. 22, 2018. TPS recipients are highly encouraged to re-register as well as submit their EAD applications as early as feasible to avoid gaps in the documents of employment authorization.
During this six-month extension, beneficiaries are urged to plan for their go back to Haiti in the event Haiti’s designation is not extended once more, including asking for updated travel documents from the federal government of Haiti. A minimum of 60 days prior to Jan. 22, 2018, Assistant Kelly will re-evaluate the classification for Haiti and will certainly determine whether an additional expansion, a redesignation, or a discontinuation is necessitated, in full conformity with the Migration and Race Act. The designation of TPS was meant by Congress to be short-lived, and also the Secretary will totally re-evaluate the country conditions to figure out whether Haiti’s TPS designation need to proceed.
To re-register, existing TPS recipients should submit: · Type I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status (Re-registrants do not need to pay the Kind I-821 application cost). · The biometric services fee(or a fee-waiver demand)if they are 14 years old or older.
· Kind I-765, Application for Work Permission, regardless of whether they desire an EAD.< p design =”margin-top: 0.8 em; margin-bottom: 0.8 em; margin-left: 38.9 pt; font-family: source_sans_pro_regular,”Source Sans Pro”, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;”> · The Kind I-765 application charge or a fee-waiver request, however just if they desire an EAD. If the re-registrant does not desire an EAD, no Kind I-765 application charge is called for. Candidates may ask for that USCIS forgo the Type I-765 application
cost and/or biometric services fee based upon a lack of ability to pay. To do so, candidates have to file< a href =”http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=4c30003cf147c210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=6ca66d26d17df110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD” design=”color: rgb(153, 0, 102); “> Kind I-912, Request for Cost Waiver, or submit a created demand. Fee-waiver requests need to be accompanied by supporting documentation. USCIS will certainly reject the TPS application of any kind of applicant that cannot submit the called for declaring costs or a correctly recorded fee-waiver demand. Additional info concerning TPS for Haiti, consisting of assistance on qualification, the application process and where to submit, is available online at uscis.gov/ tps. Further information concerning this expansion of TPS for Haiti, including the application needs and also procedures, appear in a Federal Register notice published today.
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