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DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status Re-Registration Periods for Six Countries

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Re-Registration Periods for Six Countries

In line with the September announcement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially confirmed the extensions of the re-registration periods for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The re-registration period for each country has been extended from the standard 60 days to the full duration of their current TPS designation extension.

Here are the details of the 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
This extension allows current TPS beneficiaries to submit their applications at any time during the complete extension period. They can also apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) using Form I-765 if desired. The announcement maintains the previously communicated TPS designation extensions and eligibility criteria. The re-registration extension specifically applies to TPS beneficiaries who correctly filed during a previous registration period.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas had earlier announced on June 13, 2023, the rescission of the previous administration’s terminations of TPS designations for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua. The TPS designations for these countries were extended for 18 months. Although the re-registration periods were initially set at 60 days, DHS reconsidered the length due to unique circumstances, extending them to the full duration of the TPS designation extension on September 8, 2023.

This decision recognizes the challenges faced by beneficiaries, ensuring those who couldn’t timely file due to ongoing litigation or overlapping TPS validity periods have the opportunity to re-register throughout the entire designation extension period. The notice emphasizes that it doesn’t alter the TPS extensions or eligibility requirements but provides a more inclusive re-registration window for existing beneficiaries.

Source: USCIS