The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today reminded Hondurans
and Nicaraguans eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to file a re-registration
application for TPS by the closing date of July 30, 2007 which is just four
days away from now . There are about 78,000 Hondurans and 4,000 Nicaraguans
who may be eligible for TPS Re-registration and failure to file a TPS re-registration
application by July 30, will result in the withdrawal of TPS benefits, including
employment authorization and protection from removal from the United States
. From May 29 to July 27, 2007, 51,949 Hondurans and 2,491 Nicaraguans have
filed TPS re-registration applications.
The 18-month extension of TPS for nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua is
effective July 5, 2007, and will remain in effect until January 5, 2009.
Nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua who have received TPS in the past must
re-register for the 18-month extension during the 60-day re-registration
period, which began May 29, 2007 and remains in effect until July 30, 2007.
To re-register for TPS under the extension, a TPS beneficiary must submit:
As of the date of this notice, the fee for Form I-765, Application for Employment
Authorization, is $180 and the fee for biometrics service is $70. On July 30,
2007 new fees go into effect. On that date, the fee for filing Form I-765 will
increase to $340 and the biometrics fee increases to $80. In order to pay the
current fees, an applicant must file before July 30, 2007. Failure to submit
the correct filing fees will result in the rejection of TPS re-registration
- Form I-821 (Application for Temporary Protected Status) without the filing
- Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization), with fee if requesting
a TPS-related EAD or an extension of a TPS-related EAD, and
- A Biometric fee if the beneficiary is 14 years of age or older or is under
age 14 and is requesting an EAD. Applicants requesting an EAD may request
that the Form I-765 fee be waived in accordance with 8 CFR 103.7. However,
at this time, USCIS cannot waive the Biometric fee. Applicants must submit
both the Form I-765 and Form I-821 for re-registration.