The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has automatically extended the validity of certain employment authorization documents (EADs) with a Category Code of A12 or C19 issued under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria through March 28, 2022.

For Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, TPS Syria beneficiaries may present an EAD with a Category Code of A12 or C19 along with an individual notice issued by USCIS that they received in the mail, which automatically extends their EAD through March 28, 2022. If so, the employer should enter March 28, 2022, as the new expiration date of the automatically extended EAD in Section 2 under List A. Employers must reverify these employees on Form I-9 before they start work on March 29, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said.

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