DHS Notice on the Termination of the Designation of Nicaragua for TPS | Root Law Group

DHS Notice on the Termination of the Designation of Nicaragua for TPS

According to a notice in the Federal Register of the termination of Nicaragua’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS),  TPS for Nicaragua will expire on January 5, 2018, and there will be a 12-month transition period before it terminates on January 5, 2019.


The designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on January 5, 2018. After reviewing country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has determined that conditions in Nicaragua no longer support its designation for TPS and is therefore terminating the TPS designation of Nicaragua. To provide for an orderly transition, this termination is effective on January 5, 2019, which is 12 months following the end of the current designation.



The designation of Nicaragua for TPS is terminated effective at 11:59 p.m., local time, on January 5, 2019. The 60-day re-registration period runs from December 15, 2017 through February 13, 2018. Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries who wish to maintain TPS through 1/5/19 must re-register between 12/15/17 and 2/13/18.

Note: It is important for re-registrants to timely re-register during this 60-day period and not to wait until their EADs expire.


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Source: AILA Doc. No. 17121500 & The Federal Register