Aug 18 2010
USCIS Posts Reminder to Eligible El Salvadoran Nationals to Re-Register for Temporary Protected Status
USCIS has posted a reminder to nationals of El Salvador, as well as people with no nationality who last habitually lived in El Salvador, who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to file their re-registration applications for this status before the re-registration period ends on September 7, 2010. The 18-month extension of this status for El Salvadorans will be effective until March 9, 2010.
USCIS notes that people who have previously received TPS must now re-register for this status during this re-registration period. If you do not re-register during this period (without a good reason), your TPS benefits will be withdrawn. This includes employment authorization and protection from removal from the U.S.
To re-register, a TPS beneficiary should file both the Application for Temporary Protected Status on Form I-821 and the Application for Employment Authorization on Form I-765, with the required fees (or fee waiver request). If you are not requesting employment authorization or an extension of employment authorization, Form I-765 is still required, but the accompanying fee is not required.