INS Updates on TPS Application Period
When will the official notice appear in the Federal
2. When does the TPS re-registration period for extension begin for eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans?
Who may apply for the TPS extension?
- Was a nonimmigrant or has been granted voluntary departure or any relief from removal;
- Had an application for change of status, adjustment of status, asylum or relief from removal pending or subject to further review or appeal;
- Is a parolee of had a pending request for reparole or voluntary departure; or
- The applicant is a spouse or child of an alien and meets the TPS eligibility requirements under the initial TPS designation.
4. Are spouses and children who did not initially apply for TPS and who would be independently eligible for the benefit now eligible to apply?
5. Does the TPS extension allow Hondurans and Nicaraguans who are not present in the United States and who arrived after December 30, 1998 to apply for the TPS extension?
The extension of TPS does not allow individuals who
are not present in the United States to apply for TPS or to
enter the United States to apply for this benefit. Only
Hondurans and Nicaraguans residing in the United States
prior to December 30, 1998, are eligible for the TPS
What is advance parole?
Can individuals who are granted TPS apply for advance
parole allows an individual to travel abroad and return to
the United States. Advance
parole is issued on a case-by-case basis.
Individuals who are granted TPS may apply for advance
parole by filing form I-131 at their local Ins district
applicants must have the advance parole prior approved to
departing the United States.
Failure to do so may jeopardize their ability to
return to the United States.
7. Is there a fee to
reapply for TPS and EAD (work authorization permit)?
In order to
file for the extension, a TPS applicant must submit form
I-821 and Form I-765. Both
forms must be submitted for re-registration.
If the applicant is only
seeking to re-register for TPS and not a work authorization
extension, there is no filing fee.
However, if an applicant is seeking and extension of
employment authorization, a $100 filing fee must accompany
form I-765(work authorization permit application).
These forms are available from the
toll-free INS Forms line, 1-800-870-3676 or from the INS
If an applicant is filing as a late initial registrant, they must file a $50 fee with the Form I-821 or request a fee waiver. The separate $100 fee for an EAD work authorization card, if being requested, must also be submitted.
8. Can I apply for a fee waiver if I am seeking an extension of my work authorization?
applicants who would like to apply for an EAD work
authorization fee waiver may request one when filing with
the Ins Service Center.