- August 3rd, 2015
Designation of Nepal Temporary Protected Status
Due to the conditions resulting from the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, and the subsequent aftershocks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated Nepal Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Eligible nationals of Nepal residing in the United States may apply for TPS with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) starting December 21, 2015.
TPS for Nepal is effective through December 24, 2016. During this period, eligible nationals of Nepal will not be removed from the United States, and may receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
To be eligible for TPS, applicants must demonstrate that they have been continuously and physically present and residing in the U.S. since June 24, 2015. Applicants will undergo thorough security checks, and those with criminal records, or who pose a threat to national security, will not be eligible for TPS.