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Federal Register Notice for Yemen TPS Published on Aug. 14, 2018

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Key information:

  • Yemen received an 18-month extension of its Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, designation (from Sept. 4, 2018 to March 3, 2020). Learn more at the USCIS page.
  • To maintain TPS through the 18-month period, Yemeni TPS holders will need to re-register during the 60-day re-registration period, which runs from Aug. 14, 2018 through Oct. 15, 2018.
  • Yemeni TPS holders who currently have EADs valid through Sept. 3, 2018 will receive an automatic extension of their work authorization for 180 days through March 2, 2019.
  • Yemeni TPS holders who have EADs valid through March 3, 2017 and who applied for a new EAD during the last re-registration period and have not yet received their new card are also covered by this 180-day automatic extension of work authorization, through March 2, 2019.
     

Procedures for re-registration:

  • The 60-day re-registration period for Yemeni TPS holders is from Aug. 14, 2018 through Oct. 15, 2018. TPS holders are encouraged to apply as early as possible during the re-registration period.
  • To re-register, current TPS holders who do not have a pending application must submit the TPS application (Form I-821). TPS holders DO NOT need to pay a filing fee with Form I-821.
  • Although TPS holders do not need to pay a filing fee for Form I-821, TPS holders over age 14 must submit a biometrics service fee, which is $85. Individuals unable to pay the biometrics fee may submit a request for a fee waiver (Form I-912). More information on fee waivers can be found here: www.uscis.gov/i-912
  • Exception to re-registration: Yemeni TPS holders who submitted an application during the previous re-registration period that was still pending as of Aug. 14, 2018 (the publication date of the Federal Register Notice) do not need to file again. If the pending TPS application is approved, TPS will be granted through March 3, 2020.

 

Work authorization:

  • 180-day automatic EAD extensions valid through March 2, 2019:
    • Yemeni TPS holders with current EADs valid through Sept. 3, 2018 automatically receive EAD extensions for 180 days.
    • Yemeni TPS holders with an EAD valid through March 3, 2017 and who applied for a new EAD during the last re-registration period but have not yet received it from USCIS, are also covered by the automatic extension.
  • Yemeni TPS holders who wish to receive work authorization through the entire TPS designation period (through March 3, 2020) and are not covered by an exception, must file Form I-765 and pay the $410 fee and the biometrics service fee, which is $85 (or request a fee waiver). More information on fee waivers can be found here: www.uscis.gov/i-912
  • Exception: Yemeni TPS holders who submitted a TPS application (Form I-821) and work authorization application (Form I-765) that is still pending with USCIS as of Aug. 14, 2018, do not need to file either application again. If the pending TPS application is approved, the individual will be granted TPS and work authorization through March 3, 2020.
  • Yemeni TPS holders who do not have pending applications from the last re-registration and are seeking work authorization through March 3, 2020, are encouraged to apply early and submit Form I-765 when they submit Form I-821 and biometrics fee during the 60-day re-registration period.
  • Yemeni TPS holders may file for work authorization through March 3, 2020 at a later time (after the 60-day re-registration period closes on Oct. 15, 2018) but should prepare to have gaps in documentation of employment authorization.

 

Avoiding legal services fraud:

  • TPS holders should seek qualified legal assistance regarding re-registration and beware of fraud. More information about avoiding legal services scams is available here: cliniclegal.org/notario

 

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:45pm