USCIS has reminded that the open re-registration period for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua ends on 01/05/2012. It may be recalled that TPS was extended for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months beginning 01/06/2012 and ending 07/05/2013. USCIS has informed that to re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status, Form I-821. TPS re-registrants must also submit an Application for Employment Authorization, Form I-765, regardless of whether they are applying for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
USCIS has also informed that re-registrants do not need to pay the Form I-821 application fee, but they must submit the biometric services fee, or a fee waiver request, if they are age 14 or older. TPS re-registrants applying for an EAD must submit the Form I-765 application fee, or a fee waiver request. Additional information on TPS for Honduras and Nicaragua, including guidance on the application process and eligibility, is available at the USCIS website.