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USCIS Extends El Salvador Temporary Protected Status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has extended Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador nationals. The 18-month extension goes into effect on September 10, 2016 and will run until March 9, 2018.

Who Qualifies?

Temporary Protections Status (TPS) is granted to nationals in the U.S. from a particular country or region that is experiencing strife of some kind, preventing them from safely returning. In this case, applicants must meet certain criteria to apply for this extension.

To apply for this TPS extension, an applicant must:

  • Be an El Salvador national (or someone who last resided in El Salvador)
  • Have maintained physical presence in U.S. Since March 9, 2001
  • Have resided continuously in the U.S. since February 13, 2001

When Can I Apply?

The 60-day re-registration period is now currently in effect and only lasts until Sept. 6, 2016. A dedicated and knowledgeable Hollywood, FL immigration law attorney can help you assemble and complete the proper documentation needed to petition for this extension and secure your good standing here in the U.S. into 2018.

If you work here in the U.S., you will also be able to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD), as well. Because these will take time be approved and issued to applicants, the USCIS is also extending the expiration date of current TPS El Salvador EADs for six months, so they are valid until March 9, 2017.

Are you an El Salvador national interested in extended your TPS status? If so, our firm is ready to hear from you. At Garcia, Miranda, Gonzalez-Rua, P.A., our experienced and award-winning Hollywood, FL immigration lawyers have helped countless individuals, families, and businesses resolve their immigration matter and legally continue to build their lives here in America.

Want to learn more about how we can assist you? Call us at 954.289.9854 today.

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