The US Embassy has expressed concern about recent reports in the media that dishonest individuals are claiming that they can help Nepalis enter the United States and earn Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Issuing a press statement on Thursday, the Embassy said these claims are false and should be ignored. “Only individuals who have been continuously physically present in the United States on or before June 24, 2015 and who continue to remain physically present in the United States are eligible for this status,” said the statement.
On June 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of the United States announced the designation of Nepal for TPS (Temporary Protected Status) in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake. Eligible Nepalese nationals (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) who are already residing in the United States may apply for TPS. For Nepalis who meet those criteria, the registration period runs from June 24, 2015 until December 21, 2015.
TPS is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status or give any other immigration status.