TPS Re-registration for Salvadorans - July 2023
We have very important information for people who are protected under the Temporary Protected Status Program (TPS) from El Salvador . On June 21, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially published in the federal register the extension of the TPS designation for Salvadorans who have been protected under this program since March 9, 2001.
If you are Salvadoran and are currently protected under the TPS Temporary Protected Status Program, this extension will take effect on September 10, 2023 and will end on March 9, 2025.
In order to continue benefiting from this program you will have a period of 60 days to re-enroll. The re-registration period for Salvadorans will begin on July 12, 2023 and will end on September 10, 2023.
The CARECEN SF offices will be offering their services to help you with the TPS re-registration process starting on Wednesday, July 12, from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of consultations will be provided per day, so please arrive early.
The last day that CARECEN SF will process TPS re-registrations will be Friday, September 8, 2023.
To following is required to re-enroll in this program:
- You have renewed your TPS the previous 12 times
- If you registered late for the program, bring your initial late registration or authorization from the immigration court to be able to re-register late for the TPS program and the evidence why you registered late
- If you are Salvadoran and entered the United States on/before 02/13/2001, and think you might qualify for late registration, you should have a consultation
- You must not have left the United States; except with an Emergency Exit permit or Advance Parole, issued by USCIS
* Please bring a mask to your interview/process. Thank you!
Documents and requirements for re-registration in the TPS program with CARECEN SF
- Money order of $410 (if a work permit is required)
- $85 money order (for biometrics)
- Form I-821 and Form I-765 (even if it does not require a work permit)
- Proof of the last 2 TPS registrations (permits ending with 09/09/2016 and 09/03/2018)
- If you have a criminal record, please bring your record including the final decision of the Court (if you have recently had contact with the police, it is very important to have an immigration consultation)
- Those who have benefited from the Advance Parole (exit permit) must bring their passport and exit documentation
- Bring all your passports, including expired passports (if you have them)
- If it is your first time with our agency, you must bring the original package of the first registration, together with all previous work permits and/or notices of action received from immigration for each registered in TPS
- If you had authorization from the Immigration Court or a late initial registration, you must bring the evidence (if applicable)
* CARECEN SF will charge $130 for this service.
We have also created a flyer with all the information you need to re-register for the TPS program. Please download the flyer so you can print it.
If you have a question regarding the TPS program, you can call us at (925) 526-0840.
For any other questions or if you need a legal consultation you can call our offices at (415) 642-4400 to make an appointment.
TPS News - June 2023
On June 13, the Department of Homeland Security of the United States announced that it would be rescinding the decision made by the previous administration to terminate the Temporary Protected Status Program better known as TPS for the countries of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal and Nicaragua. They also announced that it would be extending this immigration relief for 18 months for people who are currently protected under this program.
In the coming weeks we expect this announcement to be officially published in the US Federal Register. Once it is published we will have more details about the process and the requirements to be able to re-enroll in this program.
At the moment we know that there will be a re-registration period of 60 days, so it is very important that you pay attention to the following dates.
If you are Salvadoran and are currently protected under the TPS Temporary Protected Status Program, this new extension would be coming into effect on September 10, 2023 and will end on March 9, 2025. Your re-registration period would be beginning on July 12, 2023 and ending on September 10, 2023.
If you are Honduran or Nicaraguan and you are currently protected under the TPS Temporary Protection Program, this extension would be taking effect on January 6, 2024 and ending on July 5, 2025. Your re-registration period would be beginning on November 6, 2023 and ending on January 5, 2024.
For our brothers in Nepal who are currently protected under the TPS Program, this new extension would come into effect on December 25, 2024 and end on June 24, 2025. The re-registration period would begin on October 24, 2023 and end on December 23, 2023.
It is important to remember that this announcement of the new extension needs to be officially published in the US Federal Register.
Also, this time it will not be an automatic extension so you will have to re-enroll again to get this benefit.
We also remind you that the re-registration period is not yet open, therefore the Citizenship and Immigration Services offices will not be accepting applications until the corresponding re-registration period for each country is open.
If you have a question regarding the TPS program you can call us at (925) 526-0840.
If you need a legal consultation, you can call our offices at (415) 642-4400 to make an appointment.
TPS Automatic Extension - November 2022
We have an important update for the beneficiaries of the Temporary Protection Program (TPS) in the countries of EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, HAITI, NEPAL and SUDAN.
On November 10, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted an automatic 18-month extension for all TPS program beneficiaries from the aforementioned countries affected by the Ramos v. Mayorkas court case.
The extension of TPS benefits will continue until June 30, 2024.
If you have a question regarding TPS you can call us at (925) 526-0840. If you want a legal consultation you can make an appointment by calling (415) 642-4400.
To stay informed of the latest immigration developments, visit this website and follow us on our social media channels.
TPS Automatic Extension - September 2021
On September 10, the Department of Homeland Security officially published an announcement in the Federal Register (FRN) that automatically extended the validity of work permits until December 31, 2022 the validity of work permits and other related documents for the Temporary Protected Status Program (TPS) for people who are registered in this program from the countries of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal.
If you are enrolled in the last designated TPS registration period for any of the aforementioned countries and your application was approved; Your TPS-related documents including your work permit are automatically issued until December 31, 2022. You do not need to fill out any application or pay to benefit from this automatic extension.
This automatic extension is due to previous agreements already established between both parties in the Ramos vs. Mayorkas court case. It is worth reminding our community that this lawsuit has not yet come to an end and both parties are currently in negotiations to reach a final agreement and thus conclude this litigation.
If you need to renew your work permit you can call us at (415) 580-1604 to make an appointment with one of our legal experts.
If you need a legal consultation, please call our offices at (415) 642-4400 to make an appointment.
Automatic Extension of TPS and Related Documents (Work Permits, Forms I-94 and I-797)
On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published in the Federal Registry of the United States Government a notice (FRN) that automatically extends the validity of documents related to TPS, this includes documents of Employment authorization (work permits, forms I-94 and I-797) for beneficiaries under the Temporary Protection Status program from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Nepal and Honduras until October 4, 2021.
This means that people protected under the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) program from the six countries mentioned above continue with a legal immigration status, protection against deportation and an Employment Authorization Document valid until October 4, 2021.
If you re-enrolled in the last designated TPS registration period for your country and your application was approved; all your TPS-related documents are automatically issued. You do not need to apply for this auto extension benefit.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted this automatic extension of TPS-related documents and employment authorization documents (work permits) to comply with court orders in the Ramos v. Wolf case, which remains in the appeal process in the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
It is important to mention that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also reserves the right to change the current termination date of the automatic extension of documents related to TPS (work permits) in case the final ruling of the Federal Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit is negative for the beneficiary community of the TPS program.
There are still other legal options in the event that the final ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court is negative. The Supreme Court of Justice can be asked to review the case and there are also other lawsuits in federal courts such as Saget v. Trump and Present Center v. Trump that could protect beneficiaries of the TPS program.
- If you have questions related to the Automatic Extension Documents for TPS and the Federal Registrar, please call us at CARECEN SF at (925) 526-0840.
- If you need to apply for a new work permit card please call CARECEN SF at (415) 642-4400 to make an appointment.
- Print a copy of the new Federal Register announcement.
If you need a copy of a letter addressed to employers in the state of California or the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) which briefly explains what the advertisement published in the Federal Register means, please complete and submit the following form:
If you need to renew your driver’s license, be sure to bring the following documents to the DMV office:
- Identification / driver’s license expiring or expiring.
- Your employment authorization card (the work permit).
- Proof of address (a utility bill or statement of bank account addressed to you).
- Notification I-797 (a letter USCIS mailed to you in 2018 indicating that you were granted TPS status).
- A copy of the new Federal Register Notice published on December 9, 2020.
- Your Renewal Notice sent by the DMV.
If the DMV agent denies your application to apply for your driver’s license renewal, please contact us at (925) 526-0840 as soon as possible so we can help you resolve this situation.
We advise you to seek legal advice from a certified immigration attorney or trusted community organization to explore other immigration options that could help you adjust your immigration status. Please do not seek help from notaries.
If you need to make an appointment for a legal consultation please call (415) 642-4400.
The fight for permanent Resident Status is still going on, JOIN our efforts, together we will achieve it!
Message to TPS Beneficiaries About the 9th Circuit Court Ruling
This video is to inform you about the recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case Ramos v. Wolf.
TPS Beneficiaries: It Is Important To Stay Calm
CARECEN SF wants to reiterate its commitment to the TPS community to continue our advocacy and support efforts at the local, state, and federal levels that lead our TPS brothers and sisters on a path to permanent residency.
Message About TPS "Advance Parole"
On August 26, 2020, the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a memorandum reinterpreting the legal effect of a TPS beneficiary who entered the United States with early parole, or better known as “advance parole.” The new memo states that a TPS beneficiary who enters the United States with advance parole has not been inspected or admitted by immigration. We at CARECEN San Francisco do not agree with this interpretation of the law and are hopeful that a future lawsuit will correct this erroneous memo.
Message About the Ramos Case
We all await the verdict of the 9th circuit court in the Ramos vs. Nielsen case. We have made this video to keep you informed and to give you a little calm.
TPS Essential Workers #KeepingUSsafe #KeepingCAsafe
CARECEN SF has joined Alianza Americas #KeepingUSsafe national campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise public awareness about the exclusion of immigrants from federal relief efforts, despite the active role of essential immigrant workers in keeping the U.S. economy going, as well as their work in various sectors deemed critical to the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CARECEN SF will be localizing this campaign to California with the use of #KeepingCAsafe given that California benefits from the largest TPS, DACA, and immigrant population in the country.
Important Changes to TPS
On November 4, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Federal Register Notice (FRN) automatically extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), and other TPS-related documents for TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Nepal, and Honduras until January 4, 2021. DHS granted this extension to comply with court orders in the Ramos vs Nielsen and Bhattarai vs Nielsen federal court cases.
The TPS People’s Summit (La Cumbre TPSiana) in Washington, DC
CARECEN SF would like to thank Alianza Americas for allowing us to use their “Save TPS” materials and toolkit.
Combined, there are more than 300 thousand TPS holders from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua currently living in the U.S.. These are our classmates, co-workers and neighbors. They have been living and working in the United States legally for years and have put down roots. Many of them have U.S. citizen children, contribute to the U.S. labor market and economy, and send money to impoverished communities back in their countries of origin.
CARECEN SF urges Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries, faith based communities, labor unions, employers and all people of conscience to contact the White House, Congress, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State and tell them that TPS for Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua is in our national interest. Ending TPS would be bad for business, bad for families, and a violation of our obligations to protect the vulnerable.
Here are simple steps we all can take to save TPS:
The first, urgent step is to press for an extension of TPS for an additional 18 months. Next, we must ask Congress to pass legislation that would allow TPS holders to adjust to permanent resident status.
How to contact:
- White House: (202) 456-1111
- DHS: (202) 282-8495
- US Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
Websites for finding congressional members: