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Immigration Law

TPS EADs Automatically Extended for Somalia, Yemen

USCIS

"03/11/20

TPS for Somalia Extended for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Sept. 13, 2020

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf decided to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia for 18 months, through Sept. 17, 2021. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register March 11, 2020 through May 11, 2020.

Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation for Somalia through Sept. 13, 2020.

Completing Form I-9

To complete or update Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for TPS Somalia beneficiaries who present an EAD with a Category Code of A12 or C19 and a Card Expires date of March 17, 2020, enter Sept. 13, 2020, as the new expiration date of the automatically extended EAD on Form I-9. You must reverify these employees before they start work on Sept. 14, 2020.

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.

03/02/20

TPS for Yemen Extended for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Aug. 30, 2020

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf has decided to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Yemen for 18 months, through Sept. 3, 2021. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register March 2, 2020, through May 1, 2020.

Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of Yemen through Aug. 30, 2020.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, follow this chart to determine which documents current beneficiaries under Yemen’s TPS designation may present, as well as the new expiration date of their automatically extended EADs. Find more details about this extension on the TPS designation for Yemen page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the I-9 Central TPS page."