The 180-day registration period for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal began on June 24, 2015, and the Dec. 21, 2015 deadline is fast approaching.
DHS designated TPS for Nepal based on the current country conditions resulting from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred on April 25, 2015, along with strong aftershocks, affecting more than 8 million people, causing over 8,700 fatalities, and resulting in a substantial disruption of living conditions. The designation means that, through Dec. 24, 2016, eligible nationals of Nepal (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) are eligible to remain in the U.S. and will not be removed. They may also receive employment authorization and apply for a travel document.
Eligibility requirements for TPS include the following:
1) Must be a national of Nepal (or a person without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal);
2) Must have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 24, 2015; and
3) Must have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since June 24, 2015.
Please be aware that TPS does not grant nor lead to lawful permanent resident status. However, TPS beneficiaries are not prevented from applying for other immigration benefits. For a consultation regarding your eligibility for TPS and assistance with your application, please contact our office.
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