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USCIS Reminder: Deadline To Register For Nepal TPS Is December 21

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova

It is extremely important to remember that the deadline to register for Nepal TPS is approaching. All persons who qualify, regardless of their status (or absence of status) are encouraged to apply for the TPS. The TPS provides an opportunity to be protected from the removal and also allows its beneficiary to obtain an employment authorization and permission to travel overseas and return back to the US.

To be eligible for TPS, one must demonstrate that he/she meets all eligibility criteria, including that they have been both “continuously physically present” and “continuously residing” in the U.S. since June 24, 2015. The person must also undergo thorough security checks. Individuals with certain criminal records or who pose a threat to national security are not eligible for TPS.

To register for TPS, one must submit:

  • Form I -821, Application for Temporary Protected Status;
  • The Form I-821 application fee (or a fee-waiver request);
  • The biometric services fee (or a fee-waiver request) for persons 14 years of age or older;
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, regardless of whether one wants an Employment Authorization Document (EAD); and
  • The Form I-765 application fee (or a fee-waiver request), but only if one wants an EAD. If one does not want an EAD, no application fee is required. There is no Form I-765 fee for initial applicants under the age of 14 or over 65; these applicants may receive their initial EAD cards for free.

If you have questions regarding eligibility or process, please contact my office at

09 December 2015
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