Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Citizens of Nepal Will End on June 24, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal on June 24, 2019.  According to DHS,  the country conditions in Nepal have improved since the 2015 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. Currently, TPS is set to expire on June 24, 2018.  Renewal for those who currently hold TPS is now possible; however, the  re-registration procedures are not yet available but expect to be posted in the Federal Register.  As stated in the DHS announcement:

Nepali citizens with current TPS registrations will be required to re-register for TPS and apply for Employment Authorization Documents in order to legally work in the United States until the termination of Nepal’s TPS designation becomes effective June 24, 2019.  Further details about this termination for TPS, including the re-registration period, will appear in a Federal Register notice. Nepali TPS beneficiaries should not submit re-registration applications until the re-registration period is announced through the Federal Register notice.

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