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Temporary Protected Status Re-registration Period for Honduran and Nicaraguan Nationals Ends Jan. 5, 2012

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds its customers that the open re-registration period for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua ends on Jan. 5, 2012. 

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano extended TPS for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning Jan. 6, 2012, and ending July 5, 2013.

To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status, Form I-821. TPS re-registrants must also submit an Application for Employment Authorization,  Form I-765, regardless of whether they are applying for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Re-registrants do not need to pay the Form I-821 application fee, but they must submit the biometric services fee, or a fee waiver request, if they are age 14 or older. TPS re-registrants applying for an EAD must submit the Form I-765 application fee, or a fee waiver request.

Additional information on TPS for Honduras and Nicaragua, including guidance on the application process and eligibility, is available online at Further details on this extension of TPS for Nicaragua, including the application requirements and procedures, are in a  Federal Register notice published on Nov. 4, 2011.  Details on the extension of TPS for Honduras are in a separate Federal Register notice, also published on Nov. 4, 2011.

Applicants can download free TPS forms from the USCIS website at

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