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Temporary Protected Status Extended for El Salvador

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

The Department of Homeland Security has extended Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional period of 18 months, effective March 10, 2015, through Sept. 9, 2016.

Current TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador who wish to extend their TPS must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Jan. 7, 2015, through March 9, 2015. Beneficiaries should re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day re-registration period begins.

The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”). Beneficiaries who re-register during the eligibility period and who request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of Sept. 9, 2016. Recognizing that some re-registrants may not receive their new EAD until after their current one expires, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS El Salvador EADs that have a March 9, 2015, expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs will now be valid through Sept. 9, 2015.

For more information, please contact Mechelle Zarou at 419.321.1460 or mzarou@slk-law.com.

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