Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, announced that the deadline
for temporary protected status (TPS) has been extended to Nepal for an
additional 18 months, according to the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). This extension will be effective on December 25, 2016 and will
remain until June 24, 2018. Registration for TPS began on October 26,2016
and will complete on December 27, 2016.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services urges you to file during
this 60-day registration window as soon as possible.
What is Temporary Protected Status?
The Department of Homeland Security may choose to allow certain countries
temporary protected status, or TPS, that are unsafe for a citizen to return
home. TPS allows that country to nationals of those countries who are
currently in on U.S. soil. Protected status may also extend to those who
had been last living in a designated country.
A country may be given TPS for conditions such as:
- Civil war or continued armed
- A natural disaster that disrupts the country’s infrastructure
- Citizens face persecution due to religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, gender, etc.
- Any other conditions, either temporary or extraordinary
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will also be
extended employment authorization documents (EAD) under TPS designation
for citizens of Nepal, until June 24, 2017. You will be covered by the
extension if your TPS designation under Nepal had an original expiration
date of December 24, 2017. Employers will require this authorization if
you will be continuing to work in the U.S.
You will need to provide these items:
- Your EAD, showing TPS designation for Nepal, and a December 24, 2016 expiration
- A copy of the Federal Register notice with the announcement regarding the extension
If you have any questions, one of our Cleveland immigration lawyers at
Sintsirmas & Mueller Co. L.P.A. can walk you through the process.
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