USCIS notes that Monday, March 9, 2015, is the deadline for current El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for an 18-month extension that will run from March 10, 2015, to September 9, 2016. USCIS is required by law to withdraw TPS from a beneficiary if he or she fails to re-register without good cause.

Eligible El Salvador TPS beneficiaries who choose to re-register during the registration period and request employment authorization should receive a new Employment Authorization Document with a Sept. 9, 2016, expiration date. Because some beneficiaries will not receive their cards by March 9, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS El Salvador EADs with a March 9, 2015, expiration date for an additional six months. Existing EADs will be valid through Sept. 9, 2015.