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Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua and Honduras

Attention Nicaragua and Honduras – Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  has been extended for all Nicaraguans and Hondurans for 18 months, effective 7/6/16 through 1/5/18. The 60-day re-registration period runs through 7/15/16. Immigration is automatically extending current TPS Nicaragua EADs bearing a 7/5/16 expiration date for six months. For more information, call our Office at 800 797 6146 or go to https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status/temporary-protected-status-designated-country-nicaragua or https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status/temporary-protected-status-designated-country-honduras

Extensión de Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para Nicaragua y Honduras

Atención Nicaragua y Honduras – El Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) ha sido extendido para todos los Nicaragüenses y Hondureños por 18 meses, efectivo el 6 de julio 2016 hasta el 5 de enero 2018. Los 60 días para registrarse corren hasta el 15 de julio 2016. Inmigración automáticamente está extendiendo los permisos de trabajo del TPS de Nicaragua que tienen la fecha de vencimiento del 5 de julio 2016 por síes meses. Para más información, llame a nuestra oficina al 800 797 6146 o vaya a https://www.uscis.gov/es/tps-nicaragua o https://www.uscis.gov/es/tps-honduras

 

Nepal Nationals are eligible for Temporary Protected Status 

The TPS designation for Nepal is effective June 24, 2015, through  December 24, 2016. This means eligible nationals may receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Registration runs from June 24, 2015 through December 21, 2015.   

For more information go to http://www.uscis.gov/news/dhs-announces-temporary-protected-status-designation-nepal

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

Due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months.  As a result, eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the United States may apply for TPS with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Federal Register notices provide details and procedures for applying for TPS and are available at www.uscis.gov/tps.

The TPS designations for the three countries are effective Nov. 21, 2014 and will be in effect for 18 months. The designations mean that eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those three countries) will not be removed from the United States and are authorized to work and obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The 180-day TPS registration period begins Nov. 21, 2014 and runs through May 20, 2015.

To be eligible for TPS, applicants must demonstrate that they satisfy all eligibility criteria, including that they have been “continuously residing” in the United States since Nov. 20, 2014 and “continuously physically present in” the United States since Nov. 21, 2014.  Applicants also undergo thorough security checks.  Individuals with certain criminal records or who pose a threat to national security are not eligible for TPS. The eligibility requirements are fully described in the Federal Register notices and on the TPS Web page at www.uscis.gov/tps 

Liberians currently covered under the two-year extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) based on President Obama’s Sept. 26, 2014 memorandum may apply for TPS. If they do not apply for TPS within the initial 180-day registration period, they risk being ineligible for TPS because they will have missed the initial registration period. Liberians covered by DED who already possess or have applied for an EAD do not need to also apply for one related to this TPS designation. However, such individuals who are granted TPS may request a TPS-related EAD at a later date as long as the TPS designation for Liberia remains in effect.

Applicants may request that USCIS waive any or all fees based on demonstrated inability to pay by filing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, or by submitting a written request. Fee-waiver requests must be accompanied by supporting documentation. USCIS will reject any TPS application that does not include the required filing fee or a properly documented fee-waiver request.

All USCIS forms are free. Applicants can download these forms from the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov/forms or request them by calling USCIS toll-free at 1-800-870-3676.

DHS Announces 18-Month Re-designation and 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Sudan for an additional 18 months, effective Nov. 3, 2014, through May 2, 2016.

Current Sudanese beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from Sept. 2, 2014, through Nov. 3, 2014. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day period begins. USCIS will not accept applications before Sept. 2, 2014.

Read the News Release.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will re-designate South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extend the existing TPS designation for the country from Nov. 3, 2014, through May 2, 2016. This allows eligible nationals of South Sudan (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in South Sudan) to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with the notice published today in the Federal Register.

Read the News Release.