Haiti TPS registration opens Thursday

25 Jan 23

UNITED STATES

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it would open registration for Temporary Protected Status for Haiti on Jan. 26. It will remain open through Aug. 3, 2024.

Key Points:

  • To be eligible for TPS, nationals of Haiti (or those without a nationality who last resided in Haiti) must demonstrate they have resided in the U.S. continuously since Oct. 20, 2022, and have been continuously physically present since Nov. 6, 2022.
  • Applicants have 18 months, from Jan. 26, 2023, through Aug. 3, 2024, to register and complete Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. They may also request an Employment Authorization Document by submitting Form I-765.
  • Existing TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend their status to Aug. 3, 2024, must reregister during the 60-day reregistration period from Jan. 26, 2023, through March 27, 2023, to ensure they keep their TPS and employment authorization without a gap.
  • The full Federal Register notice is available here.

Additional Information: The decision to extend TPS for Haitian nationals was made due to a prolonged political crisis, gang crime, recent earthquakes, and a lack of access to food, water, fuel and healthcare that collectively prevent individuals from safely returning, DHS said.

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