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Temporary Protected Status – Honduras


TPS Available Through July 5, 2025

On June 13, 2023, DHS announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  for eligible Hondurans who currently hold TPS, beginning on January 6, 2024, through July 5,  2025. DHS also withdrew the Trump administration’s 2018 termination of Honduran TPS. Until now, several lawsuits have temporarily stopped the termination from going into effect.  

TPS provides temporary immigration status, protection from deportation, and permission to work in the U.S.

Current Honduran TPS holders (who have lived in the U.S. since December 30, 1998) can apply for an extension of TPS and work authorization. The announcement did not expand TPS to include Hondurans who came to the U.S. and have lived here after December 30, 1998.

On June 21, 2023, DHS posted a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of Honduran TPS with instructions on how to apply. Hondurans who currently have TPS must apply for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) between November 6, 2023, and January 5, 2024.

DHS recommends that you file your application for an extension during the application period, from November 6, 2023, through January 5, 2024, but not before November 6, 2023.

To obtain proof of your work authorization extension through July 5, 2025, you must file

an application, (Form I-765), for a new work permit valid through July 5, 2025. While you are waiting to receive your new work permit, your auto-extension of work authorization is valid until June 30, 2024.

Yes, if you want your TPS status and work authorization to continue through July 5, 2025, you must apply for an extension.

To ensure that you will have a work permit valid through July 5, 2025, as soon as possible, it’s a  good idea to apply for a new work permit when you apply for an extension of TPS, between November 6, 2023, and January 5, 2024.

Take Action, and Make Your Voice Heard!

TPS saves lives by protecting people who are already in the U.S. from returning to unsafe countries. Take action by telling your senator to urge President Biden to redesignate TPS  for existing TPS countries and extend TPS to other countries that also qualify: 1-877-267-5060

Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without first applying for and receiving permission to travel, advance parole.