July 18, 2023
TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS: TPS RE-REGISTRATION
What is TPS?
TPS is a temporary protected status that allows certain immigrants to live and work in the U.S. This isn’t permanent nor is it a lawful status. However, if granted, you cannot be detained by DHS due to your immigration status in the U.S.; and with the work authorization, you are allowed to work in the USA. TPS is based on your home country and if it has been designated as unsafe to return by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The circumstances that are considered unsafe include civil war, natural disasters, government insecurity, etc.
To Apply for TPS Re-Registration, Form I-821 and I-765 are used.
How long is TPS valid for?
TPS can last anywhere between 6-18 months. The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will decide whether to extend or end the country’s status. This varies widely depending on what political party is in power. If your country is still deemed as unsafe, you must renew your status during the re-registration period. If you fail to re-register, you can lose the essential benefits of TPS. Below is the latest update of the dates that an applicant must re-register;
- El Salvador for 18 months, from Sept. 10, 2023, through March 9, 2025 (60-day re-registration period from July 12, 2023, through Sept. 10, 2023);
- Honduras for 18 months, from Jan. 6, 2024, through July 5, 2025 (60-day re-registration period from Nov. 6, 2023, through Jan. 5, 2024);
- Nepal for 18 months, from Dec. 25, 2023, through June 24, 2025 (60-day re-registration period from Oct. 24, 2023, through Dec. 23, 2023); and
- Nicaragua for 18 months, from Jan. 6, 2024, through July 5, 2025 (60-day re-registration period from Nov. 6, 2023, through Jan. 5, 2024).
If you are interested in applying or would like more information, Attorney Diana Bailey of Portland and Fresno has over 23 years of immigration law experience. Please call our office for a free telephone consultation at 866-521-6422.