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TEMPORAY PROTECTED STATUS- HAITIAN NATIONALS

by | Aug 3, 2021 | Firm News |

By Brad Glassman

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is designating Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, through February 3, 2023. This designation allows eligible Haitian nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) who have continuously resided in the United States since July 29, 2021, and who have been continuously physically present in the United States to apply for TPS. This designation of Haiti for TPS also enables an estimated 100,000 additional individuals to file initial applications for TPS. Currently, TPS already includes approximately 55,000 current TPS Haiti beneficiaries, whose TPS-related documentation was automatically extended at least through Oct. 4, 2021, in compliance with court orders.  These individuals must also file a new application for TPS under this designation to ensure they retain their status.  should newly apply for TPS following the instructions.

Be advised:

  • The registration period for eligible individuals to submit TPS applications begins 08/03/2021 and will remain in effect through February 3, 2023.
  • All individuals who want to request TPS under this designation for Haiti must file an application.
  • When filing a TPS application, applicants can also request an Employment Authorization Document to allow work in the United States.
  • Individuals who attempt to travel to the U.S. after July 29, 2021, will not be eligible for TPS and may be subject to expulsion or removal.

Contact us for additional information and to apply.