U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces procedures for Nepalese to renew TPS
(USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Nepal’s designation who want to maintain their status through the effective termination date of June 24, 2019, must re-register between May 22, 2018, through July 23, 2018.
All applicants must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.Applicants may also request an EAD by submitting a completed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, at the time they file Form I-821, or separately at a later date. Both forms are free to download from the USCIS website at uscis.gov/tps.
USCIS will issue new EADs with a June 24, 2019 expiration date to eligible Nepali TPSUSCIS will issue new EADs with a June 24, 2019 expiration date to eligible Nepali TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, however, USCIS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on June 24, 2018. Accordingly, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of EADs issued and currently valid under the TPS designation of Nepal for 180 days, through Dec. 21, 2018.
Automatic ExtensionUSCIS 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 Dec. 21, 2018. 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 June 24, 2018, your EAD is covered by this automatic extension
To prove that you are authorized to continue working legallyTo 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 June 24, 2018 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. For more information on providing evidence of employment eligibility, see guidance in the Federal Register notice and I-9 Central.
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, 2019.
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.
On April 26, 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen terminated Nepal*s TPS designaOn April 26, 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the statutory conditions supporting Nepal*s TPS designation on the basis of an environmental disaster are no longer met and terminating the designation was required by statute. Secretary Nielsen made her decision after reviewing country conditions and consulting with appropriate U.S. government agencies. To allow time for an orderly transition, she delayed the effective date of the termination for 12 months from the current expiration date of June 24, 2018. As a result of the delayed effective date, Nepal*s TPS designation will end on June 24, 2019.
TPS To Terminate On: June 24, 2019
Registration Period for People Who Already Have TPS: May 22, 2018 through July 23, 2018
Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through: Dec. 21, 2018
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
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