TPS, Extended for the Citizens of Haiti

Updated on Wednesday 21st June 2017

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The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was recently extended for the citizens of Haiti up until 22nd of January 2018. The extension of the TPS is also available for the persons without a nationality who have last resided in Haiti. Citizens of Haiti interested in matters related to immigration in Miami should know that they are invited to apply for a TPS extension no later than 24th of July 2017 (the regulation is applicable for qualifying citizens). Our immigration lawyers in Miami can offer in-depth advice on the legal requirements concerning the re-registration procedure. 

Re-registration for TPS in Miami  

Nationals of Haiti interested to apply for a re-registration for the issuance of the Temporary Protected Status may also request the local authorities to issue the Employment Authorization Document (EAD). 

In the case of the citizens who are the beneficiaries of a EAD issued in Miami, U.S., the re-registration may allow them the extension of the document for 180 supplementary days. It is important to know that the extension can be granted only if the beneficiary will apply for the EAD, as the extension is not granted automatically for the owners of a valid EAD. Our Miami immigration lawyer can provide further details on the main documents that should be submitted by the applicant. 

It is advisable for the Haitian nationals to prepare their departure documents in the six months extension period as, for the moment, the American authorities have not yet taken a decision for another extension following the one ending on 22nd of January 2018. Regardless the final decision, the regulations will be applied following the rules of law stated under the Immigration and Nationality Act

Procedure for the TPS extension  

The immigration document will be issued for the Haitian applicants if they meet the following criteria: 

•    submit the Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status;
•    pay the fees for biometric services;
•    submit the Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization;
•    pay the fee for the issuance of the Form I-765. 

The applicants must know that the last mentioned rule is available only in the situation in which they are also applying for the extension of the EAD

Persons interested in further information on the TPS extension are invited to contact our immigration attorney in Miami