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Citizenship and Immigration Service Extends TPS for El Salvador

Citizenship and Immigration Service Extends TPS for El Salvador

Citizenship and Immigration Service Extends TPS for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, beginning Sept.10, 2013, and ending March 9, 2015.

According to the announcement made by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, current Salvadoran beneficiaries seeking to extend their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from May 30, 2013, through July 29, 2013. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to register as soon as possible.

This 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new employment authorization document (EAD). Because some of the new EADs may not be received prior to expiration of the existing EAD (09-09-2013), USCIS is automatically extending current TPS El Salvador EADs bearing a 09-09-2013 expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs are now valid through March 9, 2014. If the re-registration and application for employment authorization is approved, eligible El Salvadorans will receive a new EAD valid until March 9, 2015.

To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit the Application for Temporary Protected Status. Re-registrants do not need to pay the application fee. But, they must submit the biometric services fee if they are age 14 or older. All TPS re-registrants must also submit Application for Employment Authorization with the application fee (unless the re-registrant does not want an EAD).

Additional information on TPS for El Salvador, including guidance on the application process and eligibility, is available online at www.uscis.gov/tps. You may also contact one of the attorneys at Miley & Brown, P.C. www.mileybrown.com or call 214-692-8800.

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