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Yemen re-designated for TPS, existing TPS extended 18 months

In an exciting development, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has once again designated Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

The Secretary also extended existing TPS for an additional 18 months, from March 4, 2017 to September 3, 2018. 

Yemeni nationals, and people without nationality who last resided in Yemen, can now register or re-register for TPS!



If you are a Yemeni national andwant to extend your existing TPS, you must re-register in the 60 day re-registration period between January 4, 2017 and March 6, 2017. 


To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit:

Individuals applying for TPS for the first time:

If you are a Yemeni national or person without nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen, without TPS, and you have continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 4, 2017, and been continuously physically present in the United States since March 4, 2017, you can apply for TPS during the 180-day initial registration period that runs from January 4, 2017, through July 3, 2017.

For Yemeni nationals (and persons having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) who do not currently have TPS, the TPS redesignation may allow them to apply for TPS if they have continuously resided in the United States since January 4, 2017, and have been continuously physically present in the United States since March 4, 2017. Applicants must meet all other TPS eligibility and filing requirements.

To apply for the first time, individuals must submit:

Individuals who still have a pending initial TPS application under Yemen’s designation do not need to submit a new Form I-821. However, if they currently have a TPS-related EAD and want a new EAD, they should submit:


 Applicants may request that USCIS waive any fees based on inability to pay by filing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, or by submitting a written request. Fee-waiver requests must be accompanied by supporting documentation. USCIS will reject the application of any applicant who fails to submit the required filing fees or a properly documented fee-waiver request.

All USCIS forms are available for free. Download forms or order them by mail through the USCIS website at uscis.gov/forms or by calling the USCIS Forms Request Line toll-free at 1-800-870-3676.

Applicants can check their case status at My Case Status Online or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TDD for the deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-767-1833).

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