USCIS Extends Employment Authorization Documents under Temporary Protected Status Designations of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan 

USCIS is extending the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries under the designations of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through March 9, 2025.

USCIS will mail eligible TPS beneficiaries under these designations a Form I-797, Notice of Action, notifying them of the extension.

Key Information for TPS Beneficiaries  

Existing TPS beneficiaries under one of these designations who have not yet re-registered for TPS under the most recent extension for that designation, must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, during the current re-registration period to keep their TPS benefits. USCIS may withdraw TPS and related benefits for beneficiaries who do not re-register properly within the re-registration period.

DHS previously extended the re-registration periods for individuals to submit TPS applications:  

  • El Salvador now runs through March 9, 2025;  
  • Honduras now runs through July 5, 2025;  
  • Nepal now runs through June 24, 2025;  
  • Nicaragua now runs through July 5, 2025; and  
  • Sudan now runs through April 19, 2025.  

Please note that while the re-registration periods end on different dates, EADs are all extended through the same date: March 9, 2025. 

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