Wednesday, September 1, 2010

USCIS Reminds Hondurans and Nicaraguans to Follow TPS Late Re-Registration Rules

Although the re-registration period for TPS for Hondurans and Nicaraguans has ended, late filers may still re-register if they follow new USCIS guidelines. USCIS reminds Hondurans and Nicaraguans, who are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) but who have not filed for re-registration, to follow the late re-registration guidance. USCIS may accept a late re-registration application if you have good cause for filing after the end of the re-registration period of your country. You must submit a letter that explains your reason for filing late with your re-registration application.

The 18-month extension of TPS for nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua will remain in effect through January 5, 2012. Individuals who did not file a TPS re-registration application during the re-registration period will lose their TPS benefits, including employment authorization and protection from removal from the United States, unless they submit the application and demonstrate that they had good cause for filing late. The re-registration period for Honduras and Nicaragua closed July 6, 2010