DHS announces re-registration start for the TPS grace period for El Salvador

Today, January 18, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice in the Federal Register to begin the process of re-registration for  Salvadorans who are covered by Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The re-enrollment period lasts 60 days and ends on March 19, 2018.

Re-registration is necessary for beneficiaries of TPS to maintain their status and work permits during the 18 months of the grace period granted to El Salvador before the ultimate termination of TPS on September 9, 2019. Those who do not re-enroll, are at risk of losing TPS protection before the end of the grace period.

The U.S. government  urges Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible by going to the DHS Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) office in their area and / or to the nearest Salvadoran embassy or consulate.

The government of the United States urges people who do not have any other status to use the period prior to the definitive cancellation of TPS to prepare their departure from the US. or to evaluate your chances of requesting any other immigration benefit for which you may be eligible. At the end of the 18 month grace period, September 9, 2019, beneficiaries may maintain any other immigration status they have acquired during the time they were subject to TPS.

You can find more information at: https://sv.usembassy.gov/es/terminacion-de-la-designacion-de-el-salvador-para-el-estatus-de-proteccion-temporal/; https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status; or, https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/18/2018-00885/termination-of-the-designation-of-el-salvador-for-temporary-protected-status (in English only) .

This is a courtesy translation. Only the original Spanish language text should be considered authoritative.