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Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Honduras

TPS Extended through:

July 5, 2016

Re-registration period for People Who Already Have TPS:

October 14, 2014 – December 15, 2014

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:

July 5, 2015

Continuous Residence in U.S. Since:

December 30, 1998

Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:

January 5, 1999

TPS Designation Date:

January 5, 1999

Federal Register Notice Citation:

79 FR 62170

Alert: The Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program provides certain qualified minors in Honduras a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States.  Parents with Temporary Protected Status may be eligible to apply for their children. 

When to File for TPS

In order for you to maintain Temporary Protected Status (TPS), you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from October 16, 2014, through December 15, 2014. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 60-day re-registration period.

If you have never been granted TPS, you may be eligible to file a late initial application. Go to the “Filing Late” section on the TPS Web page for more information.

Where to File 

If you are filing a re-registration application during the 60-day, open re-registration period, you may submit your application electronically. For guidance on E-filing, please follow the instructions on the USCIS Web page on E-filing for TPS. If you are filing a late initial application, you cannot E-file and must submit your filing by mail.

If you are filing by mail, then send your TPS package to the appropriate address in the table below: 

If you: 

Then, mail your application to:

Are re-registering for TPS through U.S. Postal Service


Were granted TPS by an Immigration Judge (IJ) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and you wish to request an EAD,


You are re-registering for the first time following a grant of TPS by an IJ or BIA and you are mailing through the U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn:  TPS Honduras
P.O. Box 6943
Chicago, IL  60680-6943


Are registering late for the first time with a late initial filing through U.S. Postal Service


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS Honduras
P.O. Box 6943
Chicago, IL  60680-6943

Would like to send your application using a non-U.S. Postal Service delivery service (for re-registrations AND late initial filings) 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS Honduras
131 S. Dearborn - 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension

USCIS has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under the last extension of TPS Honduras for an additional 6 months, through July 5, 2015. If you are a TPS beneficiary under the Honduras designation and your EAD is based on your TPS status with an original expiration date of January 5, 2015, your EAD is covered by this automatic extension and you may continue to work.

To continue working legally, you may show the following documentation to your employer and government agencies:

Your employer may rely on the Federal Register notice as evidence of the continuing validity of your EAD. Go to the “Documentation Employers May Accept and Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries May Present as Evidence of Employment Eligibility”Factsheet for more information. 

If USCIS approves your TPS re-registration application and you paid the fee for a new EAD (or USCIS approved your fee waiver request), you will be issued a new EAD with the expiration date of July 5, 2016.

For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions go to the TPS Web page

Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/17/2015