It is important that anyone who has a special protection by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services keeps themselves informed when any changes occur that may impact them. Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department announced that they will be opening the re-registration period for Nicaraguan nationals who are beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status. The registration renewal period begins on December 15, 2017, and ends on February 13, 2018.

In order to re-register for Temporary Protected Status, applicants are required to submit Form I-821, or the Application for Temporary Protected Status. In addition, individuals with a protected status will also have to re-apply for Employment Authorization Documents to make sure they are able to continue working legally along with their protected status. Another important thing to note is that Temporary Protected status for Nicaragua will be terminated on January 5, 2019. Therefore, it is important that protected individuals take this time to find an alternative way to legally stay in the United States unless they wish to go back to Nicaragua. The best way to do this is to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can help the individual determine if there are additional grounds for them to remain in the United States on a different immigration status or benefit. For example, perhaps they may obtain a student or work visa. If you are impacted by this change, contact an experienced attorney today.

The Law Offices of Cheryl R. David practices immigration law throughout NYC. If you have questions about your particular matters regarding immigration please contact the office to discuss your circumstances and options.