TPS for Yemen Extended Through March 3, 2023

March 3, 2023 Yemenis who already hold TPS in the U.S. receive extension into 2023, and some Yemeni nationals who meet the TPS requirements can apply for the first time.

By , J.D.

** LEGAL UPDATE **

The Biden administration has recently announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for another 18 months, taking this designation through March 3, 2023.

This will affect an estimated 1,700 Yemeni TPS holders who are already here in TPS status to renew. For now, they need not return to Yemen unless they want to. (Yemen was initially designated for TPS in 2015, based on armed conflict there.)

In addition, this redesignation allows an estimated 480 additional Yemeni nationals (or people having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) to file initial applications to obtain TPS. They will need to have been continuously residing in the United States since July 5, 2021, been continuously physically present in the United States since September 4, 2021, and meet the other basic TPS eligibility requirements.

Instructions for registering or renewing one's registration and extending one's work permit (EAD) are yet to come from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Check for the latest on its TPS Yemen page.

Effective Date: July 6, 2021