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Temporary Protected Status – Haiti


TPS Available Through August 3, 2024

On December 5, 2022, DHS announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. DHS also expanded TPS to include Haitians in the U.S. as of November 6, 2022. TPS will be available for an additional 18 months to eligible Haitians through August 3, 2024. TPS protects from deportation and permission to work in the U.S.

A previous TPS program for Haiti provided TPS and employment authorization until February 3, 2023. Now, Haitians living in the U.S. since November 6, 2022, are also eligible to apply for TPS.

DHS issued a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of TPS for Haiti and the expansion of the program to include individuals from Haiti who were living in the U.S. as of November 6, 2022. Haitians who currently have TPS must apply for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) between January 26, 2023, and March 27, 2023.

First-time TPS applicants from Haiti must file a TPS application (Form I-821) between February 4, 2023, and August 3, 2024. To apply for employment authorization, applicants must apply for employment authorization (Form-I-765).

Yes, work authorization for current TPS holders from Haiti was automatically extended until February 3, 2024, if you filed for an extension of TPS by March 27, 2023.

Some Haitian TPS holders received an automatic extension of TPS and work authorization until June 30, 2024, because of a federal court injunction in the Ramos v. Nielsen lawsuit. The Ramos case challenged the Trump administration’s wrongful termination of TPS for Haiti and several other countries.

The DHS announcement does not affect the June 30, 2024, automatic extension of work authorization and TPS for TPS holders covered by the Ramos case. The Federal Register notice may provide more information specifically for TPS holders who received automatic work and TPS extensions until June 30, 2024.  

To ensure that you will continue to have TPS until August 3, 2024, no matter the result of the Ramos lawsuit, you may re-register for TPS by March 27, 2023.

Take Action, and Make Your Voice Heard!

TPS protects lives by allowing people who are already in the U.S. to return to unsafe countries. Take action by urging President Biden to extend TPS to other countries that also qualify: 1-877-267-5060

Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without applying for and receiving permission to travel, advance parole.