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Immigration Law

Extension and Redesignation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status

Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2023

"Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, beginning on March 4, 2023, through September 3, 2024. This extension allows existing TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through September 3, 2024, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. Existing TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend their status through September 3, 2024, must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period described in this notice. The Secretary is also redesignating Yemen for TPS. The redesignation of Yemen allows additional Yemeni nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) who have been continuously residing in the United States since December 29, 2022 to apply for TPS for the first time during the initial registration period described under the redesignation information in this notice. In addition to demonstrating continuous residence in the United States since December 29, 2022 and meeting other eligibility criteria, initial applicants for TPS under this designation must demonstrate that they have been continuously physically present in the United States since March 4, 2023, the effective date of this redesignation of Yemen for TPS. DATES: Extension of Designation of Yemen for TPS: The 18-month designation of Yemen for TPS begins on March 4, 2023, and will remain in effect for 18 months, through September 3, 2024. The extension impacts existing beneficiaries of TPS. Re-registration: The 60-day reregistration period for existing beneficiaries runs from January 3, 2023 through March 6, 2023. (Note: It is important for re-registrants to timely reregister during the registration period and not to wait until their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) expire, as delaying reregistration could result in gaps in their employment authorization documentation.) Redesignation of Yemen for TPS: The 18-month redesignation of Yemen for TPS begins on March 4, 2023, and will remain in effect for 18 months, through September 3, 2024. The redesignation impacts potential first-time applicants and others who do not currently have TPS. First-time Registration: The initial registration period for new applicants under the Yemen TPS redesignation begins on January 3, 2023 and will remain in effect through September 3, 2024."