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TPS Re-Registration Extended for Haitian Nationals

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an extension of the re-registration period for Haitian nationals who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and seek to maintain that status for an additional 18 months. Given the impact of Hurricane Sandy on regions where many Haitians reside, the re-registration period has been extended until January 29, 2013.

The initial 60-day re-registration period was established in October 2012 after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18-month extension of Haiti’s TPS designation from January 23, 2013 to July 22, 2014.

Approximately 60,000 Haitian nationals (and people having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) are eligible for TPS re-registration.  TPS is not available to Haitian nationals who entered the U.S. after January 12, 2011.

We strongly encourage eligible Haitian nationals to re-register for TPS as soon as possible.  Under this extension, USCIS will also accept applications from eligible individuals who have already applied after the initial re-registration deadline on November 30, 2012, and will continue to accept applications through January 29, 2013. For more information on the re-registration process, please contact our office at info@ornerobrien.com.