The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that Nepal will be designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months due to the on the conditions resulting from the April 25, 2015, earthquake. The TPS designation is effective June 24, 2015, through December 24, 2016.
Noncitizens from Nepal who are residing in the United States will be able to apply for TPS with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during the 180-day TPS registration period beginning June 24, 2015 and running through December 21, 2015.
Applicants must have been continuously present and continuously residing in the United States since before June 24, 2015 and will have to go through security checks to make sure that they do not have disqualifying criminal records. Those who have been convicted of a felony or two or more misdemeanors in the U.S. will not qualify for TPS.
If you or someone you know would like to discuss TPS eligibility, contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration attorneys.
– Information on TPS from Joseph & Hall P.C.
– USCIS Announcement of Designation of TPS for Nepal
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