Community Advisory: March 1st Deadline for Yemeni Nationals to Register for TPS

Washington, DC | | February 26, 2016 –  The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) reminds community members that March 1, 2016 is the deadline for Yemeni nationals who are currently in the U.S. to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Click here to view instructions on filing a TPS application and to download the required forms

On September 3, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Yemeni nationals in the United States may apply for TPS. DHS grants TPS when nationals of a country are prevented from returning to that country safely. Designation of Yemen for TPS allows Yemeni nationals that have continuously resided in the U.S. since September 3, 2015 to stay in the U.S. for a temporary period of 18 months, through March 3, 2017.

Individuals who seek to obtain TPS under this designation must apply within the 180-day registration period that ends on March 1, 2016. They may also apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) and for travel authorization. Individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen are also eligible for TPS, EADs, and travel authorization with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

In 2015, ADC filed a formal petition with DHS requesting that Yemen be designated for TPS. Since approval of the petition, ADC has assisted multiple individuals in filing TPS applications and continues to strongly advocate on behalf of Yemeni nationals in the U.S.

The ADC Legal Department provides assistance with all immigration related matters, including assistance with TPS and asylum claims. For questions about TPS, contact ADC Legal at 202-244-2990, or send an email to

*March 1, 2016 is the deadline for Yemeni nationals to register for TPS 

Click here for more info on TPS for Yemeni nationals


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