DHS Extends and Redesignates Yemen for TPS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended and redesignated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for 18 months. This 18-month period will run from March 4, 2023, until September 3, 2024.

Due to this extension, Yemeni nationals who have been continuously residing in the U.S. since December 29, 2022, and continuously physically present in the U.S. since March 4, 2023, may apply for TPS for the first time. The current initial registration period for Yemenis who do not have TPS runs from January 3, 2023, until September 3, 2024.

The re-registration period for Yemenis who already have TPS runs from January 3, 2023, until March 6, 2023. It is critical for these individuals to re-register during this period, as failure to do so could result in gaps in their employment authorization. However, employment authorization documents are automatically extended through March 3, 2024.

Individuals who already had a pending Yemen TPS and/or EAD application as of the date of the publication of the DHS notice do not need to file either application again. If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves the pending application, it will grant the applicant TPS through September 3, 2024, and an EAD valid through the same date.

DHS initially designated Yemen for TPS on September 3, 2015.

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