The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of Nepal living in the United States of America on/prior to June 24th, 2015. Due to the devastating earthquake that struck in Nepal on April 25th, 2015, and the subsequent aftershocks, eligible nationals of Nepal residing in the United States of America may apply for Temporary Protected Status along with employment authorization.

The designation period for Temporary Protected Status for Nepal will be in effect from June 24th, 2015 until December 24th, 2016. Filing for Temporary Protected Status will allow individuals without any formal means of permanent status in the U.S. to be allowed temporary relief from removal. The 180-day registration period begins June 24th, 2015 and runs through December 21st, 2015. Please contact our office for further information and in order to determine eligibility – you must still meet the requirements for TPS. But you may apply even if you have an order of deportation, are in removal proceedings, or are out of status.


If you are a citizen or national of Nepal, and are in the United States as of today,  June 24, 2015, it is important to create evidence of your physical presence in the United States. Take today’s newspaper and stand in front of an American landmark or a well-known restaurant or store that only is in the US, and have someone take your picture.

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