Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Nepal

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson announced that he has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Nepal for 18 additional months, effective December 25, 2016, through June 24, 2018. Current TPS Nepal beneficiaries who would like to extend their TPS must re-register. They have a 60-day re-registration period that runs from October 26, 2016 through December 27, 2016 and are encouraged to do so as soon as the re-registration period begins.

For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nepal“.

 

Background:

The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.

 

Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 10/26/16, News Release:
Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nepal

 

USCIS.gov, 10/26/16, Web Page:
Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Nepal

 

USCIS.gov, 10/26/16, Web Page:
Temporary Protected Status

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