TPS Extensions for Nationals of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced extensions of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to nationals of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.  With the extensions, those who have been granted TPS are eligible to reregister and maintain their status and engage in employment for an additional 18 months.  Reregistration is open for a 60-day period, during which the applicant must submit an application for temporary protected status and application for employment authorization document (EAD).

The extension for Nicaraguan and Honduran nationals in TPS is effective January 6, 2009 and will remain effective through July 5, 2010.  TPS does not apply to Nicaraguan nationals who entered the United States after Dec. 30, 1998.  The extension for nationals of El Salvador is effective March 10, 2009 through September 9, 2010.  TPS does not apply to Salvadoran nationals who entered the United States after Feb. 13, 2001.

Significantly, those Nicaraguan, Honduran and Salvadoran nationals in TPS whose EADs will expire on January 6, 2009 or March 10, 2009 are encouraged to reapply for the EADs early.  At this time,
there is no automatic extension of EADs.
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