Release Date: 12/13/2023
In accordance with its September announcement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a Federal Register notice reaffirming the extensions of the re-registration periods for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under the existing designations of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. As previously communicated, the re-registration period for each country has been extended from 60 days to the full length of each country's current TPS designation extension.
The 18-month re-registration periods for current TPS beneficiaries are as follows:
- 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
This extension enables current TPS beneficiaries to submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, at any time during the full extension of the TPS designations for these six countries. Additionally, they may submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to obtain an Employment Authorization Document if desired during the entire extension period.
This notice does not alter the previously announced extensions of the TPS designations, and it does not modify the eligibility requirements. The re-registration extension is exclusively for TPS beneficiaries who properly filed during a previous registration period.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas had previously announced on June 13, 2023, the rescission of the previous administration's terminations of TPS designations for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua, extending their TPS designations for 18 months. Initially set at 60 days, the re-registration periods were later extended to the full length of the TPS designation extension on September 8, 2023, due to unique circumstances surrounding these designations.
This extension acknowledges the challenges some beneficiaries face, ensuring a more accessible re-registration process for those eligible to re-register for TPS. The notice also accommodates beneficiaries who have not been required to re-register due to ongoing litigation, allowing them to re-register throughout the entire designation extension period.
It's important to note that this Federal Register notice does not alter the previously announced extensions, eligibility requirements, or introduce newly eligible beneficiaries. Its sole purpose is to extend the period for existing beneficiaries to re-register for their benefits.