USCIS has reminded eligible nationals of El Salvador and persons without nationality who last regularly resided in El Salvador, and who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to re-register for TPS by July 29, 2013. Failure to re-register by this deadline may result in the loss of TPS status and work authorization.
Eligible Salvadoran 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 March 9, 2015.
USCIS has also announced that as some re-registrants whose EADs expire in September may not receive their new EADs until after their current EADs have expired, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS El Salvador EADs bearing a September 9, 2013, expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs are now valid through March 9, 2014.
To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. Re-registrants do not need to pay the Form I-821 application fee, but they must submit the biometric services fee, or a fee waiver request, if they are age 14 or older.
All TPS re-registrants must also submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization whether they are requesting employment authorization or not, but no Form I-765 application fee is required if a re-registrant does not want an EAD. TPS re-registrants requesting an EAD must submit the Form I-765 application fee, or a fee waiver request.