- posted: Sep. 03, 2015
On September 3, 2015, the US Department of Homeland Security has designated the Republic of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the period of September 3, 2015 through March 3, 2017. This designation allows nationals of Yemen (and aliens who have no nationality but who last habitually resided in Yemen) who have continuously resided in the United States since September 3, 2015 and have been continuously physically present in the United States since September 3, 2015 to be eligible to apply for TPS.
If you believe you may be eligible for TPS under this designation you must apply before March 1, 2016. During the TPS designation period, TPS beneficiaries are eligible to remain in the United States, may not be removed, and are authorized to work and to obtain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), as long as they continue to meet the requirements of TPS. They may also apply for travel authorization.
The granting of TPS does not result in or lead to lawful permanent resident status.
To register for TPS, you must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821) with the form fee and Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) to the USCIS. If you are unable to pay the required fees, you may request a waiver of the fees by completing a Request for Fee Waiver (Form I-912).
If you believe you are eligible for this designation, you should consult a qualified immigration attorney for assistance in preparing your application.