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Temporary Protected Status for Yemen Redesignated and Extended

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Redesignation Allows Additional Eligible Yemeni Nationals to Apply for TPS and Employment Authorization Documents.

On 12/30/22, DHS announced an extension and redesignation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months (from March 4, 2023, through Sept. 3, 2024) due to ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions that prevent Yemeni nationals from safely returning to their country.

Eligibility

  • Initial Application: Yemeni nationals and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen residing in the United States as of Dec. 29, 2022
  • Extension: Current beneficiaries re-registering under the extension of TPS for Yemen must re-register in a timely manner during the 60-day re-registration period from Jan. 3, 2023, through March 4, 2023, to ensure they keep their TPS and work authorization without a gap.

Current Pending Applications

USCIS will continue to process pending applications filed under Yemen’s previous TPS designation. If USCIS approves a pending Form I-821 or Form I-765 filed under the previous designation of TPS for Yemen, USCIS will grant the individual TPS through Sept. 3, 2024, and issue an EAD valid through the same date.

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