Monday, March 9, 2015, is the deadline for current El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from March 10, 2015, through Sept. 9, 2016. The law requires USCIS to withdraw TPS for failure to re-register without good cause. Therefore, if you fail to re-register by this deadline, you may lose your TPS and your work authorization.
Eligible El Salvador TPS beneficiaries who re-register during the registration period and request employment authorization will receive a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with an expiration date of Sept. 9, 2016. USCIS recognizes that some reregistrants whose EADs expire in March may not receive their new EADs until after their current ones have expired. Therefore, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS El Salvador EADs with a March 9, 2015, expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs are now valid through Sept. 9, 2015.
To re-register, you must submit:
- Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status (as a re-registrant, you need not pay the Form I-821 application fee).
- The biometrics services fee (or a fee-waiver request) if you are 14 years old or older.
- Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, regardless of whether you want an EAD.
- The Form I-765 application fee or a fee-waiver request, but only if you want an EAD. If you do not want an EAD, no application fee is required.
You may request that USCIS waive the Form I-765 application fee or biometrics fee based on an inability to pay. To do so, you must file Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, or submit a written request. You must also send in supporting documentation with your fee waiver request. USCIS will reject the TPS application of any applicant who fails to submit the required filing fees or a properly documented fee-waiver request.