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U.S. Representative Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

Congresswoman Val Demings Reminding Haitians with TPS Status to Re-Register and Apply for Renewal


July 13, 2017
Press Release

ORLANDO, Fl.-- Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th District, is reminding Haitians with a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to re-register and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reregister before July 23. The Department of Homeland Security  has extended the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status through January 22, 2018, if Haitians with TPS re-register during the 60-day period between May 24, 2017 and July 24, 2017.


USCIS will issue EAD’s with a January 22, 2018 expiration date to eligible Haiti TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for renewal of their documents. Provided a Haiti TPS beneficiary re-registers and properly files an application for an EAD during the 60-day re-registration period, his or her employment authorization will be automatically extended for an additional period not to exceed 180 days from January 18, 2018.


To register or re-register for TPS, an applicant must submit each of the following two applications:

  1. Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821)
    • If you are filling an application for re-registration, you do not need to pay a fee.
  2. Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765)
    • If you are applying for re-registration, you must pay the fee (or request a waiver) for the form only if you want an EAD, regardless of age. 
    • If you do not want to request an EAD now, you may also file Form I-765 later to request an EAD, and pay the fee (or request a fee waiver), if you still have TPS or a pending TPS application.


Assuming the current M.O. of ICE holds, they will seek to deport anyone that misses the re-registration deadline and whose status lapses.

You must submit both completed application forms together, even if you are not currently requesting an EAD.

If you live in Florida, mail your application to:

               U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 4464

Chicago, IL 60680

For general questions about the employment eligibility verification process, employees may call USCIS at 888-897-7781 or email at