TPS Available Through September 3, 2024

Updated 1/3/2023

On December 30, 2022, DHS announced the extension of  Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen. DHS also expanded TPS to include individuals from Yemen who were living in the U.S. as of December 29, 2022.  TPS will be available for an additional 18-months to eligible Yemenis through September 3, 2024. TPS provides protection from deportation and permission to work in the U.S.
Who Is Eligible for TPS for Yemen?
A previous TPS program for Yemen provided TPS and employment authorization until March 3, 2023.  Now, Yemenis living in the U.S. since December 29, 2022, are also eligible to apply for TPS.

How Do I Apply for an Extension of TPS?
DHS issued a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of TPS for Yemen and the expansion of the program to include individuals from Yemen who were living in the U.S. as of December 29, 2022.  Yemenis who currently have TPS must apply for an extension by filing a TPS application (Form I-821) between January 3, 2023, and March 6, 2023.

How Do I Apply for TPS for the First Time?
First-time TPS applicants from Yemen must file a TPS application form between January 3, 2023, and September 3, 2024. To apply for employment authorization, applicants must file an application for employment authorization (Form-I-765).  
I had TPS and Work Authorization until March 3, 2023.  Was My Work Authorization Automatically Extended?
Yes, work authorization for current TPS holders from Yemen was automatically extended until March 3, 2024.
When Should I File for Work Authorization?
You can file an application for work authorization (Form I-765) with your TPS application or before the end of the TPS registration period.  Due to the processing backlogs at USCIS, DHS recommends filing your work authorization as soon as possible.
Take Action, and Make your Voice Heard!
TPS protects lives by allowing people who are already in the U.S. from returning to countries that are unsafe. Take action by telling your senator to urge President Biden to extend TPS to other countries that also qualify: 1-877-267-5060
Remember – it’s important not to travel outside the U.S. without applying for and receiving permission to travel, advance parole.

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