TPS re-enrollment requires new fingerprints and biometric data

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that all persons from Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador who are going to re-register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will have to submit their biometric data again, because they will no longer use the fingerprints, photographs and signatures that were submitted for previous registration procedures.

USCIS will coordinate appointments for all TPS re-registrants to appear at an Application Support Center (ASC) to provide their fingerprints and biometrics electronically.

Appointments will be scheduled 4 to 8 weeks after the applicant files Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. USCIS will indicate the date, time and location of the appointment on the ASC.

TPS re-registrants should wait until they receive a biometric appointment notification before going to the ASC for processing of their biometrics.

Failure to keep the scheduled appointment could delay the processing of the application and could ultimately result in the loss of the registrant's TPS.

Anyone currently registered for TPS must follow USCIS instructions so as not to jeopardize their immigration status and employment authorization.