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Extended Re-Registration Periods for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Announced

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially extended the re-registration periods for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries for the countries of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. This move comes as a follow-up to the DHS’s earlier announcement in September, which outlined the extensions for these TPS designations.

Key Points:

1. Extended Re-Registration Periods:

  • El Salvador: Open until March 9, 2025
  • Haiti: Open until August 3, 2024
  • Honduras: Open until July 5, 2025
  • Nepal: Open until June 24, 2025
  • Nicaragua: Open until July 5, 2025
  • Sudan: Open until April 19, 2025

2. TPS Beneficiaries’ Benefits:

  • Current TPS beneficiaries can now re-register at any time during the full extensions of the TPS designations for these six countries.
  • They can also submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to obtain Employment Authorization Documents if desired, during the extended period.

3. Eligibility and Requirements:

  • This extension does not alter the eligibility requirements or add newly eligible beneficiaries.
  • It benefits TPS beneficiaries who properly filed during a previous registration period.

Background:

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced on June 13, 2023, the extension of TPS designations for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua for 18 months, rescinding the previous administration’s terminations of these designations. Originally, the re-registration periods were set at 60 days. However, considering unique circumstances and potential confusion due to ongoing litigation, the DHS extended the re-registration periods to align with the entire TPS designation extension.

This extension ensures that beneficiaries who may have been affected by overlapping periods of TPS validity can now re-register through the entire designation extension period, alleviating potential burdens and streamlining the process.

The Federal Register notice emphasizes that the previously announced extensions of TPS designations for these six countries remain unchanged and that this extension exclusively addresses re-registration periods.

For more information and assistance regarding TPS re-registration, please feel free to contact our immigration experts at Jeelani Law Firm. We are here to support you through this process.

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