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Beneficiaries, or who are found preliminarily eligible for TPS upon initial review of their cases (prima facie eligible): (1) are not removable from the United States; (2) can obtain an employment authorization document (EAD); and, (3) may be granted travel authorization.
Current beneficiaries from El Salvador seeking to extend their TPS must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Jan. 7, 2015, through March 9, 2015. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day re-registration period begins. USCIS will not accept applications before Jan. 7, 2015.
The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Eligible TPS beneficiaries who re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of Sept. 9, 2016. USCIS recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EAD until after their current one expires. Therefore, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS El Salvador EADs that have a March 9, 2015, expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs will now be valid through Sept. 9, 2015.
Additional information on TPS - including guidance on eligibility, the application process and where to file—is available online at http://www.uscis.gov/tps.