April 3, 2013 – Washington
Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), today announced
an eighteen (18) month extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for
eligible nationals of Honduras, beginning July 6, 2013, and ending on January
5, 2015. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCSIS) have created a
60-day re-registration period running from April 3, 2013, through June 3, 2013,
for current Honduran beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status by
applying for a new employment authorization document (EAD) with an expiration
date of January 5, 2015. Some
re-registrants may not receive their new EADs until after their current EAD
expires, therefore, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS Honduras EADs that have a July 5, 2013 expiration date, for an additional six months with a
new expiration date of January 5, 2014.
Current TPS beneficiaries must
complete and submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, in order to be eligible
for the extended Temporary Protected Status.
Re-registrants are not required to pay the Form I-821 application fee,
but are required to submit the biometric services fee, or a fee waiver request,
if they are fourteen (14) years or older.
Applicants are also required to submit the Form I-765 application fee,
or file for a fee waiver request. The
Form I-821 and Form I-765 can be downloaded for free at the USCIS
website, or the applicant may call USCIS toll-free at 1.800.870.3676 for a free
For additional information on TPS
for Honduras, including guidance on the application process and eligibility,
check the USCIS TPS
website or call Form I-9 Compliance, LLC, toll-free at 1.866.359.4949 to speak
with our subject-matter experts.
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