USCIS Extends TPS for Nicaraguans, Hondurans, El Salvadorans; Only Updated TPS Forms Will Be Accepted
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended temporary protected status for 18 months for nationals of Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. TPS for Nicaraguans and Hondurans has been extended through July 5, 2010; TPS for Salvadorans has been extended through September 9, 2010. The extension means that those who have already been granted TPS are eligible to reregister during the designated re-registration period.
USCIS also issued a reminder that only the October 17, 2007, version of the Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821) will be accepted. Additionally, only the May 27, 2008, or later version of the Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) will be accepted. USCIS will reject all applications using previous editions.