An 18 month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for eligible Somali nationals. The additional extension will go into effect March 18, 2014 and expires on September 17, 2015. For Somalis currently in TPS who wish to extend their status they must re-register between November 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. They may also apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for the duration of the extension. Applicants must complete a Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status and pay for the biometrics fee (or submit a fee waiver), though the application fee has been waived.