Sunday, July 18, 2010

Temporary Protected Status Registration Extended for Haitians

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on July 12, 2010 that thet are extending the registration period for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Haiti. Initially, the 180-day registration period for nationals of Haiti was from Jan. 21 through July 20, 2010. This registration period is now being extended through Jan. 18, 2011.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) previously published a Notice in the Federal Register on Jan. 21, 2010, announcing the TPS designation of Haiti for 18 months, from Jan. 21, 2010 through July 22, 2011. The designation applies only to Haitians who have continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 12, 2010. TPS will not be granted to Haitian nationals who first entered the United States after Jan. 12, 2010.

Haitian nationals eligible for TPS are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible within the registration period that now ends on Jan. 18, 2011.  For assistance in preparing your TPS application, together with an application for work authorization, please contact Karol Brown at 206-624-8410 or email