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DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Yemen

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has re-designated the Republic of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country by an additional 18 months, valid from March 4,2017, through September 3, 2018. The extension is in response to ongoing civil war and dangerous conditions that would threaten citizens who travel back to the Arabian Peninsula nation.

Current TPS beneficiaries from Yemen who have TPS may re-register to extend their TPS from January 4, 2017, through March 6, 2017. Yemeni nationals and those without nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen who 1) have continuously resided in the United States since January 4, 2017 and have been continuously physically present in the US since March 4, 2017 may apply for TPS during the 180-day initial registration period running from January 4, 2017 to July 3rd, 2017.

USCIS is automatically extending the validity of current TPS Yemen Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) with an expiration date of March 3, 2017 for an additional six months. These EADs will now be valid through September 3, 2017.

To register or re-register, Yemeni nationals will need to submit:

  • Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status
  • Form I-821 application fee for first time applicants
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
  • Form I-765 application fee for those who want an EAD
  • The biometric services fee if age 14 or older

Those who have a pending initial TPS application will not need to submit a new Form I-821, though a Form I-765, its application fee, and a copy of the pending Form I-821 will be needed if they currently have a TPS-related EAD and want a new one.

For more information on this change or for assistance with any immigration-related issue, contact Akula & Associates, P.C. today. With more than two decades of experience, our team of Dallas immigration lawyers can provide the skilled legal advocacy you need to ensure your interests are protected.

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