Occasionally an alien may present a document that on its face has an expiration date that has already passed, yet the document has been extended by DHS and should be regarded as unexpired. Can a state accept a document under these circumstances?

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 15:27 -- admin

Occasionally an alien may present a document that on its face has an expiration date that has already passed, yet the document has been extended by DHS and should be regarded as unexpired. Can a state accept a document under these circumstances?

The only people that can do this are those that have applied for or have been granted Temporary Protected Status(TPS). They also need to have a Form I-766 and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that can be given an automatic extension by DHS. DHS grants these extensions through a Federal Register notice and they usually last around 6 months. The Notice includes the following information: how to figure out which EADs can get one of these extensions and a new expiration date for the EADs.