Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, beginning Sept. 10, 2013, and ending March 9, 2015.
Current Salvadoran beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from May 30, 2013, through July 29, 2013.
The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new employment authorization document (EAD). Eligible Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries who re-register during the registration period will receive a new EAD with an expiration date of March 9, 2015.
USCIS has also automatically extended the validity of EADs issued under the last extension of TPS for an additional 6 months, through March 9, 2014. If you are a TPS beneficiary under the El Salvador designation and your EAD is based on your TPS status with an original expiration date of September 9, 2013, your EAD is covered by this automatic extension and you may continue to work.
To continue working legally, you may show the following documentation to your employer:
- Your TPS-related EAD with a September 9, 2013, expiration date; and
- A copy of the Federal Registernotice is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-04/html/2011-28321.htm
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