On June 24, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. This designation allows eligible Nepalese nationals (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) who have continuously resided in the United States since June 24, 2015 and have been continuously physically present in the US since June 24, 2015 to be granted TPS. Potentially qualified individuals should apply within the 180 day registration period which began on June 24, 2015 and ends on December 21, 2015.
During the TPS designation period, TPS beneficiaries are eligible to remain in the US, may not be removed, and are authorized to work and to obtain EAD (work permits), so long as they continue to meet the requirements of TPS. TPS beneficiaries may be granted travel authorization as a matter of discretion.
It is important to note that the granting of TPS does not result in or lead to lawful permanent resident status. It is a temporary status and when the TPS designation terminates, beneficiaries return to the same immigration status they had before TPS (if any).
Specific requirements of the forms and documents required for an individual to apply for TPS may be found at the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov/news/dhs-announces-temporary-protected-status-designation-nepal.