USCIS Rescinds Termination of Nepal’s TPS Designation and Extends TPS Nepal for 18 Months
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas rescinded the termination of the designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended TPS for Nepal for 18 months, from Dec. 25, 2023, through June 24, 2025.
Individuals with a pending or approved TPS application may qualify for certain public benefits and REAL ID driver’s licenses and identification cards. When applying for a Federal, state, or local government benefit, individuals will need to provide a document showing they applied for or are beneficiaries of TPS for Nepal. They may provide a TPS Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with a category code of A12 or C19, or a copy of their Form I-797, Notice of Action, for a current Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
DHS previously automatically extended the validity of certain TPS-related documents issued under Nepal’s ongoing TPS designation through June 30, 2024, as specified in the November 2022 Federal Register notice.
SAVE will be able to verify an individual’s TPS or pending TPS application and any employment authorization using information from any documents noted above (including any auto-extended EAD). In some instances, the benefit-granting agency may need to institute additional verification to do so.
For more information regarding Nepal’s TPS extension, please refer to 88 FR 40317, dated June 21, 2023.
For up-to-date information, please check the USCIS Temporary Protected Status webpage or call the USCIS TPS Hotline at 202-272-1533. (Please note that this is not a toll-free number.)