The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) automatically extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Honduras for six months through a notice published in the Federal Register.  This was an automatic extension given that DHS did not make a decision on Honduras’ designation that was set to expire.

Current beneficiaries of TPS under Honduras’ designation who want to maintain that status through the current expiration date of July 5, 2018, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017, and Feb. 13, 2018.

For Hondurans here in TPS, this means the following:

  1. Only the country’s TPS designation has been automatically extended, but the individual’s TPS will still need to be re-registered.  The filing period ends on Feb. 13, 2018.
  2. Even though the EADs designated with the categories (a)(12) and (c)(19) that expires Jan. 5, 2018, will be automatically extended through July 4, 2018, the individual may file Form I-765 to obtain a new card reflecting the new date. This would mean that if there is another automatic extension (such as in the present situation), the EADs would be automatically extended as well.

GT will continue to monitor the status over the next six months.