Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Nepal

TPS Extended Through:June 24, 2018

Registration Period for People Who Already Have TPS:

October 26, 2016 through December 27, 2016

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:June 24, 2017

Continuous Residence Date in U.S. Since:

June 24, 2015

Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:

June 24, 2015

TPS Designation Date:

June 24, 2015

Federal Register Notice Citation:

81 FR 74470

When to File for TPS

In order for you to maintain Temporary Protected Status (TPS), you must re-register during the 60 day re-registration period that runs from October 26, 2016 through December 27, 2016. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 60 day re-registration period.

If you have never been granted TPS, you may be eligible to file a late initial application. Go to the "Filling Late" section on the TPS Web Page for information.

Where to File

If you are filing for re-registration or filling a late initial application for TPS, please follow instructions below. E-filing is not currently available for TPS for Nepal. You must send your TPS package by mail or courier to the appropriate address in the table below:

If you are sending your application by:

Mail your application to:

U.S. Postal Service

P.O. Box 7555
Chicago, IL 60680

A non-U.S. Postal Service courier

Attn: Nepal TPS
131 S. Dearborn 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension

USCIS has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under the initial designation of TPS for Nepal for an additional 6 months, through June 24, 2017. If you are a TPS beneficiary under the Nepal designation and your EAD is based on your TPS status with an original expiration date of December 24, 2016, your EAD is covered by this automatic extension.

To prove that you are authorized to continue working legally, you may show the following documentation to your employer and government agencies:

  • Your TPS-related EAD with a December 24, 2016 expiration date; and
  • A copy of the Federal Register notice announcing the automatic extension.

Your employer may rely on the Federal Register notice as evidence of the continuing validity of your EAD. Go to the "Documentation Employers May Accept and Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries May Present as Evidence of Employment Eligibility" page for more information.

If USCIS approves your TPS re-registration application and you paid the fee for a new EAD (or USCIS approved your fee waiver request), you will be issued a new EAD with the expiration date of June 24, 2018.

For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions on submitting your TPS application package, go the TPS Web page.

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