The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepal. The notice means that certain Nepalese nationals who have been present in the United States since June 24, 2015, may apply to lawfully remain in the U.S. during the designated period and apply for work authorization.
The Secretary of DHS may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely. TPS status has recently been designated for Nepal in light of recent earthquakes and their aftermath.
Those Nepalese nationals who wish to apply for TPS status must be aware that there is a 180 day window within which to apply. Contact a US Immigration Attorney to determine if you are eligible.