Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Honduras

 

TPS To Terminate On:

Jan. 5, 2020

Re-registration period for People Who Already Have TPS:

June 5, 2018 through Aug. 6, 2018 

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:

Jan. 1, 2019 

Continuous Residence in U.S. Since:

Dec. 30, 1998

Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:

Jan. 5, 1999

TPS Designation Date:

Jan. 5, 1999

Federal Register Notice Citation:

83 FR 26074

 

When to File for TPS

If you currently have TPS for Honduras and would like to keep your TPS, you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from June 5, 2018, through Aug. 6, 2018. We encourage you to re-register as soon as possible during this 60-day period.

If you have a Form I-821 and/or Form I-765 that was still pending as of June 5, 2018, then you do not need to file the pending application(s) again. If your pending TPS application is approved, you will be granted TPS through Jan. 5, 2020. Similarly, if you have a pending TPS-related application for an EAD that is approved, it will be valid through the same date.

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 180 days, through Jan. 1, 2019.

If you are a TPS beneficiary under Honduras’ designation and your EAD is based on your TPS status with an original expiration date of July 5, 2018, your EAD is covered by this automatic extension and you may continue to work through Jan 1, 2019, using your current EAD. Additionally, individuals who have EADs with an expiration date of Jan. 5, 2018, and who applied for a new EAD during the last re-registration period but have not yet received their new EADs are also covered by this automatic extension.

To prove you are eligible to continue working legally through Jan. 1, 2019, you may show the following documentation to your employer and government agencies:

  • Your TPS-related EAD with a July 5, 2018 or Jan. 5, 2018 expiration date; and
  • A copy of the Federal Register notice announcing the automatic extension OR your EAD application receipt (Form I-797C, Notice of Action) confirming we received the application on or after Dec. 15, 2017.

Your employer may rely on the Federal Register notice as evidence of the continuing validity of your EAD. For more information on providing evidence of employment eligibility, see guidance in the Federal Register notice and I-9 Central.

If we approve your TPS re-registration application, and you paid the fee for a new EAD (or if we approved your fee waiver request), we will issue you an EAD with the expiration date of Jan. 5, 2020.

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

Where to File  

If you are filing for a replacement EAD for already granted TPS or for re-registration of TPS, please follow instructions below. Online filing is not currently available for TPS for Honduras. You must send your package by mail or courier to the appropriate address in the table below: 

If you: Then, mail your application to:
  • Are re-registering for TPS and you are using the U.S. Postal Service to mail your package;
  • Were granted TPS by an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals, and you wish to request an EAD; or
  • Are re-registering for the first time after an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals granted you TPS and you are using the U.S. Postal Service to mail your package
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS Honduras
P.O. Box 6943
Chicago, IL 60680-6943
  • Are using a non-U.S. Postal Service delivery service to mail your package (for re-registrations)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS Honduras
131 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

 

 TPS Program Information

For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions on submitting a re-registration or initial TPS application package, go the TPS webpage.  

Other Immigration Options

You might be eligible for other immigration options listed on the Explore My Options page.

To apply for a lawful permanent status (Green Card), you must be eligible under one of the categories listed on the Green Card Eligibility Categories page. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.

Note on Seeking Asylum: Being granted and maintaining TPS status until a reasonable period before the filing of the asylum application is considered an extraordinary circumstance for the purposes of the one year filing deadline. In other words, having TPS status “stops the clock” on the requirement to file for asylum within one year of arriving in the United States, if the one-year clock has not already expired. See 8 CFR 208.4(a)(5)(iv).

Avoid Scams

Please be aware that some unauthorized practitioners may try to take advantage of you by claiming they can file TPS forms. These same individuals may ask that you pay them to file such forms. We want to ensure that all potential TPS applicants know how to obtain legitimate, accurate legal advice and assistance. A list of accredited representatives and free or low-cost legal providers is available on the USCIS website on the finding legal advice web page.

We don’t want you to become a victim of an immigration scam. If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice. Only an attorney or an accredited representative working for a Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized organization can give you legal advice. Visit the Avoid Scams page for information and resources. 

 

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