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Temporary Protected Status Designation for Yemen
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Tuesday, October 6, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Yemen.
Due to the ongoing armed conflict within the country, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson designated Yemen for TPS for 18 months, effective September 3, 2015 through March 3, 2017. Eligible nationals of Yemen (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) may apply for TPS during the 180-day registration period. The period began September 3, 2015, and ends on March 1, 2016. Applicants must have continuously resided in the United States since September 3, 2015, and meet other eligibility requirements. Those who are approved for TPS may obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and will not be removed from the United States during the time period that TPS is granted.
The eligibility requirements are fully described in the Federal Register notice and at uscis.gov/tps.
During this teleconference, USCIS officials explained the TPS registration procedures, provided information on EADs and fee waivers, and responded to your questions and concerns.