The deadline for eligible nationals of Yemen (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The TPS designation for Yemen runs from September 3, 2015, through March 3, 2017.
To be eligible for TPS, you must demonstrate that you meet all eligibility criteria, including that you have been “continuously residing” and “continuously physically present” in the United States since September 3, 2015. You must also undergo thorough security checks if you are 14 years old or older. Individuals with certain criminal records or who pose a threat to national security are not eligible for TPS.
To register for TPS, you must submit:
- Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
- The biometric services fee (or a fee-waiver request) if you are 14 years old or older.
- Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, regardless of whether you want an employment authorization document (EAD).
- The Form I-765 application fee or a fee-waiver request, but only if you want an EAD. If you do not want an EAD, no application fee is required. There is no Form I-765 fee for initial applicants under the age of 14 or 66 years of age and over; these applicants may receive their initial EAD cards for free.
Fees and Fee Waivers
If you cannot pay the fee, you may request that we waive the Form I-765 application fee or biometric services fee. However, you must file Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, or submit a written request. You must also submit supporting documentation with your fee-waiver request. We will reject your TPS application if you do not submit the required filing fees or a properly documented fee-waiver request.
Additional information about TPS for Yemen—including guidance on eligibility, the application process and where to file—is available at uscis.gov/tps.