Updated 6/21/2023

TPS Available Through July 5, 2025

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

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

Who Is Eligible for Nicaraguan TPS?
Current Nicaraguan 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 Nicaraguans who came to the U.S. and have lived here after December 30, 1998.

How Do I Apply for an Extension of TPS?
On June 21, 2023, DHS posted a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of  Nicaraguan TPS with instructions on how to apply. Nicaraguans 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.

How Do I Apply for a Work Authorization Extension?
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.

Since I Received Automatic Work Authorization and a TPS Extension until June 30, 2024,  Do I Still Need to Apply for an Extension?
Yes, if you want your TPS status and work authorization to continue through July 5, 2025, you  must apply for an extension.

Should I Apply for a New Work Permit with My TPS Extension Application, between  November 6, 2023, and January 5, 2024?
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 countries  that are unsafe. 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.

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