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Temporary Protected Status – Nepal


TPS Available Through June 24, 2025

On June 13, 2023, DHS announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  for eligible Nepalese who currently hold TPS, beginning on December 25, 2023, through June 24, 2025. DHS also withdrew the Trump administration’s 2018 termination of TPS for Nepal. Until now, several lawsuits have temporarily stopped the termination from going into effect.  

TPS provides temporary immigration status, protection from deportation, and permission to work in the U.S.

Current Nepalese TPS holders (who have lived in the U.S. since June 24, 2015) can apply for an extension of TPS and work authorization. The announcement did not expand TPS to include Nepalese who came to the U.S. and have lived here after June 24, 2015.

On June 21, 2023, DHS posted a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of TPS for Nepal with instructions on how to apply. Nepalese who currently have TPS must apply for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) beginning on October 24, 2023.

To obtain proof of your work authorization extension through June 24, 2025, you must apply, (Form I-765), for a new work permit valid through June 24, 2025. While you are waiting to receive your new work permit, your auto-extension of work authorization is valid until June 30, 2024.

Yes, if you want your TPS status and work authorization to continue through June 24, 2025, you must apply for an extension.

To ensure that you will have a work permit valid through June 24, 2025, as soon as possible, it’s a good idea to apply for a new work permit when you apply for an extension of TPS beginning on October 24, 2023.

Take Action, and Make Your Voice Heard!

TPS saves lives by protecting people who are already in the U.S. from returning to unsafe countries. Take action by telling your senator to urge President Biden to redesignate TPS  for existing TPS countries and extend TPS to other countries that also qualify: 1-877-267-5060

Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without first applying for and receiving permission to travel, advance parole.