Press Release: Technology Partnership Aids Applicants of Nepal TPS and Earthquake Relief Effort

FULLERTON, Calif. (July 22, 2015) – CitizenPath Immigration Document Services has reduced its application preparation fee for Nepali Temporary Protected Status and will donate half the proceeds to support One Stop Portal’s relief effort in Nepal.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently designated Nepal with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to help the country recover from a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than seven thousand people and left an estimated two million more homeless. Beneficiaries of the TPS program receive authorization to live and obtain employment in the United States during the designated period. An estimated 20,000 Nepali nationals living in the U.S. are eligible for TPS.

CitizenPath provides an innovative online service that simplifies the process of applying for Temporary Protected Status. The company has combined the knowledge of experienced immigration attorneys with internet technology to provide a web-based service that makes it easy and inexpensive for Nepalis to prepare the TPS application. The service simplifies complicated immigration forms similar to how TurboTax® helps its customers with tax preparation. Anyone can try CitizenPath’s TPS preparation service at no cost by visiting www.citizenpath.com/i-821/.

“Our service is an exceptional solution for immigrants that have straight-forward immigration cases,” says Russ Leimer, co-founder and chief marketing officer. When CitizenPath does find that an applicant’s case requires the attention of an attorney, no fee is charged. In fact CitizenPath does not charge a fee at all until the applicant is finished and satisfied.

By using coupon code “SupportOSP” Nepal TPS applicants will receive a discounted price of $39.99. CitizenPath will donate 50% of each sale to One Stop Portal. Potential applicants can learn more at www.citizenpath.com/nepal-tps/.

One Stop Portal is a nonprofit created by Nepali diaspora in the United States with a mission to provide easy-to-access information about the Nepal earthquake and promote the relief effort. The organization was founded by several Nepali youth now employed at major U.S. technology companies or studying in U.S. graduate programs. Bikalpa Neupane, the lead founder of One Stop Portal says, “I immediately saw the need to coordinate relief efforts and volunteers, so I decided to come up with a website that consolidates everything in one place, for help now and to archive the results for future research and study. Our partnership with CitizenPath helps us achieve this goal.” Information about the Nepali earthquake and where donations are needed most desperately can be found at www.onestopportal.org.

One Stop Portal
One Stop Portal is a nonprofit created by Nepali diaspora in the United States with a mission to provide easy-to-access information about the Nepal earthquake and promote the relief effort. The organization is led by the next generation of Nepali nationals that want their voice to matter – now and beyond this disaster. Nepali nationals from around the world can find out where and how they can get help by going to OneStopPortal.org.

CitizenPath
Developed by immigration attorneys and internet experts, CitizenPath uses technology to simplify the process of preparing complex USCIS immigration forms. CitizenPath is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice, but the company’s software is able to alert users when they have answered questions in a form that could be problematic. Users also receive customized filing instructions based on their answers. CitizenPath is a cost-effective immigration document preparation tool for the do-it-yourself filer. The company’s form preparation tools and free immigration resources can be found at CitizenPath.com.

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