TPS Available Through March 9, 2025
On June 13, 2023, DHS announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible Salvadorans who currently hold TPS, beginning on September 10, 2023 through March 9, 2025. DHS also withdrew the Trump administration’s 2018 termination of Salvadoran TPS. Until now, the Ramos lawsuit had temporarily stopped the termination from going into effect.
TPS provides temporary immigration status, protection from deportation, and permission to work in the U.S.
Who Is Eligible for Salvadoran TPS?
Current Salvadoran TPS holders (who have lived in the U.S. since February 13, 2001) can apply for an extension of TPS and work authorization. The announcement did not expand TPS to include Salvadorans who came to the U.S. and have lived here after February 13, 2001.
How Do I Apply for an Extension of TPS?
On June 21, 2023, DHS posted a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of Salvadoran TPS with instructions on how to apply. Salvadorans who currently have TPS must apply for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) between July 12, 2023, and September 10, 2023.
DHS recommends that you file your application for an extension during the application period, from July 12, 2023, through September 10, 2023, but not before July 12, 2023.
How Do I Apply for a Work Authorization Extension?
To obtain proof of your work authorization extension through March 9, 2025, you must file an application, (Form I-765), for a new work permit valid through March 9, 2025. While you are waiting to receive your new work permit, your auto-extension of work authorization is valid until June 30, 2024.
Since I Received Automatic Work Authorization and a TPS Extension until June 30, 2024, Do I Still Need to Apply for an Extension?
Yes, if you want your TPS status and work authorization to continue through March 9, 2025, you must apply for an extension.
Should I Apply for a New Work Permit with My TPS Extension Application, between July 12, 2023, and September 10, 2023?
To ensure that you will have a work permit valid through March 9, 2025 as soon as possible, it’s a good idea to apply for a new work permit when you apply for an extension of TPS, between July 12, 2023, and September 10, 2023.
Take Action, and Make your Voice Heard!
TPS saves lives by protecting people who are already in the U.S. from returning to countries that are unsafe. Take action by telling your senator to urge President Biden to redesignate TPS for existing TPS countries and extend TPS to other countries that also qualify: 1-877-267-5060
Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without first applying for and receiving permission to travel, advance parole.