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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nepal Designated for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months


The Department of Homeland Security announced today its decision to designate Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months on account of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. 

TPS is a special immigration benefit usually granted to countries where serious natural disasters have occurred or other severe country conditions exist. Foreign nationals granted TPS are also eligible for employment authorization and travel privileges.  

The TPS designation for Nepal begins on June 24, 2015, and will be in effect through December 24, 2016.  Eligible Nepalese residing in the United States may now apply for TPS with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

To be eligible for TPS, applicants must submit evidence to establish that they nationals of Nepal or persons with no nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal.  They must also have continuously resided and physically present in the U.S. since June 24, 2015.  They must also undergo the regular security checks.

Please contact our office (www.1visa1.com)  if you or somebody you know would like to apply for TPS protection.  


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