Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas rescinded the termination of the designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended
TPS for Nicaragua for 18 months, from Jan. 6, 2024, through July 5, 2025.
Individuals with a pending or approved TPS application may qualify for certain public benefits and REAL ID driver’s licenses and identification cards. When applying for a Federal, state, or local government benefit, individuals will need to provide a document showing they applied for or are beneficiaries of TPS for Nicaragua. They may provide a TPS Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with a category code of A12 or C19, or a copy of their Form I-797, Notice of Action, for a current Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
DHS previously automatically extended the validity of certain TPS-related documents issued under Nicaragua’s ongoing TPS designation through June 30, 2024, as specified in the November 2022 Federal Register notice