The Department of Homeland Security has decided to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for South Sudan for 18 months, through May 2, 2022. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register from Nov. 2, 2020, through Jan. 4, 2021.
Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation for South Sudan through May 1, 2021.
Completing Form I-9
To complete or update Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for TPS South Sudan beneficiaries who present an EAD with a Category Code of A12 or C19 and a Card Expires date of Nov. 2, 2020, enter May 1, 2021, as the new expiration date of the automatically extended EAD on Form I-9. You must reverify these employees before they start work on May 2, 2021.