Due to damage done in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Thursday it is granting an extension of the re-registration period for Haitian nationals who already have Temporary Protected Status or TPS.
The extension is for an additional 18 months.
“Given the impact Hurricane Sandy has had on regions where Haitians reside,” USCIS said in a news release, the re-registration period is extended through Jan. 29, 2013.
Haitian TPS beneficiaries are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Under this extension, USCIS also will accept applications from eligible individuals who have already applied after the close of the re-registration period on Nov. 30, 2012.