TPS Extension for El Salvador
The U.S. government has given a TPS Extension for El Salvador for an additional 18 months. This extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible citizens of El Salvador takes effect march 10, 2015 through September 9, 2016. Beneficiaries in El Salvador who already have TPS seeking to extend their TPS must re-enroll during the 60-day re-enrollment period beginning January 7, 2015 through March 9, 2015.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-enroll as soon as possible after the 60-day re-enrollment period begins. The 18-month extension period will also allow TPS re-enrollees to apply for a work permit (EAD).Eligible El Salvador TPS recipients who re-enroll during the 60-day period and apply for a new EAD will receive such document with an expiration date of September 9, 2016. USCIS recognizes that some of the re-enrolled individuals may receive their new EAD after the current one has expired. For this reason, USCIS has automatically extended El Salvador’s TPS-related EAD dated March 9, 2015 for an additional six months. These EADs will now be valid until 9 September 2015. To re-enroll in TPS, current beneficiaries must submit:
- Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.Individuals applying for re-enrollment do not have to pay the Form I-821 filing fee.
- Payment for biometric services (or a fee waiver request) if they are over 14 years of age.
- Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, regardless of whether or not they are interested in a work permit (EAD).
- TPS re-enrollment applicants applying for an EAD must submit payment of the Form I-765 filing fee or a Fee Waiver Application, only if they are interested in an EAD. Otherwise, they don’t have to pay the fee.
Applicants may request that USCIS waive the filing fee associated with Form I-765 or the biometrics fee based on their inability to pay, by filing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, or by submitting a written petition.Fee waiver requests must be accompanied by supporting documents.USCIS will reject the TPS application of any applicant who does not submit the applicable filing fees or who does not submit a duly documented Fee Waiver Application. Our offices are here to serve you. Call for a free consultation to renew your TPS and work permit.