Are there any changes for the latest TPS re-registration for Honduras?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column I answer a question from a reader who wants to know the process for the latest re-registration process for Hondurans in TPS.

Each case is different and the answers vary depending on each person's immigration history.

Here I provide general answers to your questions. Please consult with an immigration attorney to receive personalized legal advice before starting any procedure.

This is the column:

I am Honduran and I am anxious to re-register for the last TPS extension, when can I start the process and will it be any different than in the past? -Alejandra H.

Alejandra, on June 5, 2018, the re-registration period for the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Hondurans begins and ends on Monday, August 6, 2018.

This last extension will expire on January 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. local time. This means that after that date, approximately 86,000 Hondurans currently covered by the program will lose the right to live and work legally in the United States and will be subject to deportation if they do not find another legal way to remain in the country.

It is critical that you register as soon as possible, because as we have seen in the past, it takes time to receive approval and updated work permits. Also, if you do not apply during the re-registration period, you could lose your TPS.

According to the official notification that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published on June 5 in the Federal RegisterThere are no changes to the re-registration process for the latest re-registration and renewal of work permits for Hondurans in TPS.

TPS re-registration process for Hondurans

To re-enroll, you must submit the following Forms I-821 e I-765 and send the corresponding fees to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The validity of work permits under TPS for Honduras that expire on July 5, 2018 will be as follows automatically extended until January 1, 2019.

If you do not have enough money to file because you are unemployed, earn below the poverty level, or receive public benefits such as Medicaid, Medi-Cal, or food stamps, you may be eligible to apply for a fee waiver.

If you need to renew your work permit, submit your renewal application immediately so that USCIS can issue you a new work permit. formerly January 1, 2019 when the current permit with the automatic extension expires.

Just in case, print a copy of the official notification of the extension of TPS. In case your employer tells you that he/she wants to verify that your work permit has been automatically extended, you can show him/her the notice indicating so.

Any Honduran currently enrolled in TPS must follow the same process.


Persons who have been found guilty of two misdemeanors or one felony. no are eligible for the TPS.

Examples of misdemeanors are drunk driving and committing acts of domestic violence, among others.

If you have been arrested or found guilty of any crime, including driving without a license, consult with an immigration attorney before submitting your re-registration.

It is important to see an immigration attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your legal options for permanent residency.