USCIS Reminds Eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans to Re-Register for TPS
WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Hondurans and Nicaraguans, who are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to file their re-registration applications for TPS before the end of the re-registration period on July 6, 2010.
The 18-month extension of TPS for nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua will remain in effect through Jan. 5, 2012. Individuals who have received TPS previously must re-register for the 18-month extension during the re-registration period. Failure to file a TPS re-registration application during the re-registration period without good cause will result in withdrawal of TPS benefits, including employment authorization and protection from removal from the United States.
Additional Filing Tips:
To re-register for TPS, you must:
- File an Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821) and an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) with appropriate supporting documentation.
- File Form I-765, even if you are not requesting an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). If you are not requesting an EAD, you do not need to submit a fee for Form I-765.
- Submit the correct versions of the forms (use Form I-821 dated Oct. 17, 2007 or later, and Form I-765 dated May 27, 2008 or later). USCIS will reject applications if the incorrect version of the form is submitted.
- Fill out the forms completely and mark all appropriate boxes. In Part 1, of Form I-821, re-registrants should mark the box for re-registration or renewal of temporary benefits.
- Submit the appropriate fee(s) with the applications. Make the check or money order payable to the Department of Homeland Security. TPS-related fee information is available on USCIS’s Web site by visiting the TPS pages for Honduras and Nicaragua and in the Federal Register notices published on May 5, 2010 at 75 FR 24734 (Honduras) and 75 FR 24737 (Nicaragua). To request a fee waiver, you must submit a properly documented request demonstrating your inability to pay. Guidance about fee waivers is also on the USCIS’s Web site, click here.
If your address changes after you file your application for re-registration, you must complete and submit a change of address form (Form AR-11) by mail or electronically. To file Form AR-11 electronically, follow the directions at Online Change of Address. To file Form AR-11 by mail, send to:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Change of Address
P.O. Box 7134
London, KY 40742-7134
In addition to filing Form AR-11, update your information online at Online Change of Address or call 1-800-375-5283. This will ensure the new address is recorded on the TPS application immediately.
Further details on the extension of TPS for Honduras and Nicaragua, including the application requirements, fees and procedures, are available at www.uscis.gov on the TPS page for each country and in the Federal Register notices. TPS forms are available online or by calling the toll-free USCIS Forms line at 1-800-870-3676. For additional information, applicants may also contact USCIS at 1-800-375-5283.