Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Yemen
|TPS Extended Through:||Sept. 3, 2024|
|Re-Registration Period for Individuals Who Already Have TPS:||Jan. 3, 2023 – March 6, 2023|
|Initial Registration Period for Individuals Who do not Currently Have TPS:||Jan. 3, 2023– Sept. 3, 2024|
|Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extended Through:||March 3, 2024|
|Continuous Residence in the U.S. Since:||Dec. 29, 2022|
|Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since:||March 4, 2023|
|Initial TPS Designation Date:||Sept. 3, 2015|
|Current TPS Designation:||March 4, 2023|
|Federal Register Notice Citation:||88 FR 94|
If you currently have TPS under Yemen’s designation and would like to keep your TPS, you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Jan. 3, 2023 – March 4, 2023. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 60-day re-registration period.
If you are filing an initial application for TPS under Yemen’s re-designation that is effective March 4, 2023, you must register during the registration period that runs from Jan. 3, 2023, through Sept. 3, 2024. We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the registration period.
Go to the TPS page for information about registering.
If you are applying for TPS Yemen, you may file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, online. When filing an initial TPS application or re-registering for TPS, you can also request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) by submitting a completed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online with your Form I-821.
If you are filing a paper application for a replacement EAD for already granted TPS or for re-registration of TPS, send your TPS package by mail or courier to the appropriate address in the table below:
|If you send your paper application via:||Then, mail your application to:|
U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
FedEx, UPS, or DHL deliveries:
USCIS has automatically extended through March 3, 2024, the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation for Yemen with an original expiration date of March 3, 2023 or Sept. 3, 2021. If your EAD is covered by this automatic extension, you may continue to use your existing EAD through March 3, 2024, as evidence that you are authorized to work.
To prove that you are authorized to continue working legally, you may show your employer your TPS-related EAD with a March 3, 2023, or Sept. 3, 2021, expiration date. You may also show them a copy of the Federal Register notice announcing the automatic extension. Government agencies may also accept these documents if they need to determine your immigration status:
Your employer may rely on the Federal Register notice (PDF) as evidence of the continuing validity of your EAD. Visit the USCIS webpage Documentation Employers May Accept and Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries May Present as Evidence of Employment Eligibility for more information.
If we approve your TPS re-registration application and you applied for an EAD and paid the fee (or we approved your fee-waiver request), we will issue you an EAD with the expiration date of Sept. 3, 2024.
For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions, go to the TPS page.
You might be eligible for other immigration options listed on the Explore My Options page.
To apply for a lawful permanent status (Green Card), you must be eligible under one of the categories listed on the Green Card Eligibility Categories page. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.
Note on Seeking Asylum: Being granted and maintaining TPS until a reasonable period before the filing of the asylum application is considered an extraordinary circumstance for the purposes of the one-year filing deadline. In other words, having TPS status “stops the clock” on the requirement to file for asylum within one year of arriving in the United States, if the one-year clock has not already expired. See 8 CFR 208.4(a)(5)(iv).
Please be aware that some unauthorized practitioners may try to take advantage of you by claiming they can file TPS forms. These same individuals may ask that you pay them to obtain such forms; however, all USCIS forms are free for download from the USCIS website at uscis.gov/forms. We want to ensure that all potential TPS applicants know how to obtain legitimate, accurate legal advice and assistance. A link to a list of accredited representatives and free or low-cost legal providers is available on the USCIS website on the Find Legal Services webpage.
We do not want you to become a victim of an immigration scam. If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice. Only an attorney or an accredited representative working for a Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized organization can give you legal advice. Visit the Avoid Scams page for information and resources.