Submitted by micol on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 20:14

The validity for Employment Authorization (EAD) Validity has been extended for TPS El Salvador Beneficiaries.

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services is automatically extending the validitu of certain EADs issued under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador for an additional 6 months.

On July 8, 2016, The Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of the designation of El Salvador for TPS for a period of 18 months. Hence the EADs issued pursuant to TPS were also automatically extended for 6 months,

through March 9, 2017. In order to avoid gaps in work authorizations USCIS is now automatically extending the validity of these EADs for an additional 6 months, through September 9, 2017.

This means that if you currently have an EAD that was issued under the TPS designation for El Salvador, which has a September 9, 2016 expiration date printed on the front of the card, your EAD will now expire on September 9, 2017.

To proce that you are authorized to continue working legally, you may sow the following documentation to your employer and government agencies:

  • Your TPS-related EAD; and
  • A Copy of the Federal Register notice announcing this automatic extension


You can find the notice by going to: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/06/2017-04454/automatic-extension-of-employment-authorization-documentation-for-beneficiaries-under-el-salvadors


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