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Temporary Protected Status – Yemen


TPS Available Through September 3, 2024

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 protects from deportation and permission to work in the U.S.

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.

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.

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 apply for employment authorization (Form-I-765). 

Yes, work authorization for current TPS holders from Yemen was automatically extended until March 3, 2024.

You can apply 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. to return to unsafe countries. 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.