The Department of Homeland Security released additional details about the extension and redesignation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through February 3, 2026. Given the timeframes for processing TPS re-registration and work authorization renewal applications, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) automatically extended through August 3, 2025, the validity of certain employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation for Haiti and having the expiration dates listed in the notice.

  • To get an EAD valid after August 3, 2025, USCIS said, holders of those EADs must re-register for TPS and file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, following the instructions in the Federal Register notice extending and redesignating Haiti for TPS until February 3, 2026. If USCIS approves the newly filed Form I-765, it will issue an EAD valid through February 3, 2026.
  • USCIS noted that “this may be the final time USCIS will automatically extend TPS Haiti-based EADs with a Category of A-12 or C-19 and a Card Expires date of Dec. 31, 2022; Oct. 4, 2021; Jan. 4, 2021; Jan. 2, 2020; July 22, 2019; Jan. 22, 2018; or July 22, 2017.”
  • The notice also gives instructions for employers completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for TPS Haitian beneficiaries. Employers must reverify certain Haitian employees before they start work on August 4, 2025.

On July 1, 2024, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also released a notice on work authorization for Haitian F-1 nonimmigrant students.