Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Honduras

ALERT: The termination of TPS for Nepal and Honduras will not go into effect until further notice.  As required by the court-approved stipulation in Bhattarai v. Nielsen, No. 19-cv-731 (N.D. Cal), USCIS will extend appropriate TPS-related documentation (Employment Authorization Documents; Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record) for eligible beneficiaries of TPS Honduras and TPS Nepal similar to the way it has for the TPS beneficiaries in Ramos v. Nielsen, No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal), a case that challenges the terminations of TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. The terminations of TPS for Nepal and Honduras will not go into effect while appeals are pending in Ramos, a case that presents similar issues to those presented in Bhattarai.

For additional information, please see the Update on Bhattarai v. Nielsen page on the USCIS website.

TPS Continues Through:

As long as the preliminary injunction ordered by the court in Ramoset al v. Nielsen, et al., No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018) remains in effect, or by other order of the court.

TPS for current beneficiaries under the designation for Honduras will continue, provided that they properly re-registered for TPS during at least one of the following registration periods for their country.  If you have not re-registered during at least one of the following registration periods, you should file now and explain your reasons for filing late.

Re-registration period for People Who Already Have TPS:

June 5, 2018 through Aug. 6, 2018 

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:

Jan. 1, 2019 (additional auto-extension through June 30, 2019, for certain individuals with pending EAD applications; see more information below)

Continuous Residence in U.S. Since:

Dec. 30, 1998

Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:

Jan. 5, 1999

TPS Designation Date:

Jan. 5, 1999

Federal Register Notice Citation:

83 FR 26074


When to File for TPS

If you currently have TPS for Honduras and would like to keep your TPS, you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from June 5, 2018, through Aug. 6, 2018. We encourage you to re-register as soon as possible during this 60-day period.

If you have a Form I-821 and/or Form I-765 that was still pending as of June 5, 2018, then you do not need to file the pending application(s) again. If your pending TPS application is approved, you will be granted TPS through Jan. 5, 2020. Similarly, if you have a pending TPS-related application for an EAD that is approved, it will be valid through the same date.

Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension

USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain EADs issued under the TPS Honduras designation through June 30, 2019.

If you are a TPS beneficiary or if you have a pending initial TPS application under the Honduras designation and your EAD is based on your TPS or pending application, your EAD may now be valid through June 30, 2019, if:

  • Your EAD includes a category code of A12 or C19;
  • You applied for registration and a new EAD under the TPS Honduras designation;
  • You have not received your new EAD; and
  • Your EAD has a marked expiration date of July 5, 2016, July 5, 2018, or Jan. 5, 2018.

USCIS will mail a Notice of Continued Evidence of Work Authorization to individuals who are eligible for the automatic EAD extension. The Notice will provide evidence of the automatic extension of your EAD through June 30, 2019, which you can show to your employer. Individuals who receive the Notice may use it in combination with their current EAD as evidence of work authorization through June 30, 2019.  If you have a pending EAD application and believe you are eligible for the additional automatic extension but do not receive the Notice of Continued Evidence of Work Authorization by Dec. 18, 2018, please contact the USCIS Contact Center. Until you receive your Notice of Continued Evidence of Work Authorization, you may show your employer this webpage in combination with your current EAD through June 30, 2019, to demonstrate your continued employment authorization. Agencies that need to verify your immigration status may also accept the Notice of Continued Work Authorization.

If we approve your TPS re-registration application, and you paid the fee for a new EAD (or if we approved your fee waiver request), we will issue you an EAD with the expiration date of Jan. 5, 2020.

Where to File  

If you are filing for a replacement EAD for already granted TPS or for re-registration of TPS, please follow instructions below. Online filing is not currently available for TPS for Honduras. You must send your package by mail or courier to the appropriate address in the table below: 

If you: Then, mail your application to:
  • Are re-registering for TPS and you are using the U.S. Postal Service to mail your package;
  • Were granted TPS by an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals, and you wish to request an EAD; or
  • Are re-registering for the first time after an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals granted you TPS and you are using the U.S. Postal Service to mail your package
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS Honduras
P.O. Box 6943
Chicago, IL 60680-6943
  • Are using a non-U.S. Postal Service delivery service to mail your package (for re-registrations)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Attn: TPS Honduras
131 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517


 TPS Program Information

For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions on submitting a re-registration or initial TPS application package, go the TPS webpage.  

Other Immigration Options

You might be eligible for other immigration options listed on the Explore My Options page.

To apply for a lawful permanent status (Green Card), you must be eligible under one of the categories listed on the Green Card Eligibility Categories page. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.

Note on Seeking Asylum: Being granted and maintaining TPS status until a reasonable period before the filing of the asylum application is considered an extraordinary circumstance for the purposes of the one year filing deadline. In other words, having TPS status “stops the clock” on the requirement to file for asylum within one year of arriving in the United States, if the one-year clock has not already expired. See 8 CFR 208.4(a)(5)(iv).

Avoid Scams

Please be aware that some unauthorized practitioners may try to take advantage of you by claiming they can file TPS forms. These same individuals may ask that you pay them to file such forms. We want to ensure that all potential TPS applicants know how to obtain legitimate, accurate legal advice and assistance. A list of accredited representatives and free or low-cost legal providers is available on the USCIS website on the finding legal advice web page.

We don’t want you to become a victim of an immigration scam. If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice. Only an attorney or an accredited representative working for a Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized organization can give you legal advice. Visit the Avoid Scams page for information and resources. 


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