DHS has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TIPS) for 18 months for Honduras and Nicaragua. The extension is from January 5, 2015 through July 5, 2016. TIPS was first designated for these countries in 1999, and has been extended 9 times. TIPS protected status includes temporary protection against removal from the US and employment authorization. Nationals of these countries must register or reregister by submitting form I-821 and Form I-765 for word authorization. Please submit these forms as soon as possible within the 60-day registration period.