TPS EAD FOR EL SALVADOR AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED FOR 180 DAYS
The period of validity of EAD cards (work permits) for individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador has been automatically extended by USCIS through September 5, 2018. TPS for El Salvador is set to expire on September 9, 2019.
The US Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section Civil Rights Division have advised employers the following:
“If your employee has an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766, often referred to as an “EAD”) with an original expiration date of March 9, 2018 and containing the category code “A-12” or “C-19,” this EAD is automatically extended and the employee may continue to work without a new one (and without a receipt notice) through the end of the automatic extension period, September 5, 2018.” See FEDERAL REGISTER HERE
Those with TPS do not need to apply for a new EAD in order to benefit from this 180-day automatic extension. However, those wishing to obtain a new EAD with a validity date through September 9, 2019, must file to extend their work permits and pay the fee.