Salvadoran TPS Update

Posted on 01/18/18

Thursday, January. 18th, 2018 – The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced anyone who currently has Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under El Salvador’s designation who want to maintain their status through the previously announced termination date of September 9th, 2019, MUST re-register between January. 18th, 2018, and March 19th, 2018.

Information on re-registering and how to renew employment authorization documents are availble on

Applicants are required to submit Form 1-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. Applicants may also request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) by submitting a completed Form 1-765, Application for Employment Authorization, at the time of filing Form I-821, or separately at a later date.

Eligible Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs will receive a new EAD with a September 9, 2019 expiration date. Given the time frames involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, however, USCIS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expires on March 9, 2018. Accordingly, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of EADs issued and currently valid under the TPS designation of El Salvador for 180 days, through Sept. 5, 2018.

If you would like for further information or need assistance in filling required forms contact our office at (203) 806-7922.