Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning January 5, 2014 and ending July 6, 2016.
Current Honduran and Nicaraguan beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from October 16, 2014, through December 15, 2014. The USCIS encourages beneficiaries to register as soon as possible.
The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through July 6, 2016. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because the conditions in Honduras and Nicaragua that prompted the TPS designation continue to be met. There continues to be a substantial, but temporary, disruption of living conditions in Honduras and Nicaragua resulting from Hurricane Mitch. Honduras and Nicaragua remain unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of their nationals.