[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 132 (Wednesday, July 10, 2024)]

[Notices]

[Pages 56765-56773]

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

[FR Doc No: 2024-15084]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[CIS No. 2774-24; DHS Docket No. USCIS-2015-0005]

RIN 1615-ZB76



Extension and Redesignation of Yemen for Temporary Protected 

Status

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department 

of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension and 

redesignation.

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SUMMARY: 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) 

and redesignating Yemen for TPS for 18 months, beginning on September 

4, 2024, and ending on March 3, 2026. This extension and redesignation 

allows Yemeni nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last 

habitually resided in Yemen) who have been continuously residing in the 

United States since July 2, 2024, and who have been continuously 

physically present in the United States since September 4, 2024, to 

apply or re-register for TPS.

DATES: Extension and redesignation of designation of Yemen for TPS 

begins on September 4, 2024, and will remain in effect for 18 months. 

For registration instructions, see the Registration Information section 

below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

You may contact Ren[aacute] Cutlip-Mason, Chief, 

Humanitarian Affairs Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. 

Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 

by mail at 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Camp Springs, MD 20746, or by 

phone at 240-721-3000.

For more information on TPS, including guidance on the 

registration process and additional information on eligibility, please 

visit the USCIS TPS web page athttps://www.uscis.gov/tps. You can find 

specific information about Yemen's TPS designation by selecting 

``Yemen'' from the menu on the left side of the TPS web page.

If you have additional questions about TPS, please visit 

https://uscis.gov/tools. Our online virtual assistant, Emma, can answer 

many of your questions and point you to additional information on our 

website. If you cannot find your answers there, you may also call our 

USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833).

Applicants seeking information about the status of their 

individual cases may check Case Status Online, available on the USCIS 

website atuscis.gov, or visit the USCIS Contact Center athttps://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter.

You can also find more information at local USCIS offices 

after this notice is published.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Abbreviations

BIA--Board of Immigration Appeals

CFR--Code of Federal Regulations

DHS--U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DoS--U.S. Department of State

EAD--Employment Authorization Document

FNC--Final Nonconfirmation

Form I-131--Application for Travel Document

Form I-765--Application for Employment Authorization

Form I-797--Notice of Action

Form I-821--Application for Temporary Protected Status

Form I-9--Employment Eligibility Verification

Form I-912--Request for Fee Waiver

Form I-94--Arrival/Departure Record

FR--Federal Register

Government--U.S. Government

IER--U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Immigrant 

and Employee Rights Section

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IJ--Immigration Judge

INA--Immigration and Nationality Act

SAVE--USCIS Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program

Secretary--Secretary of Homeland Security

TPS--Temporary Protected Status

TTY--Text Telephone

USCIS--U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S.C.--United States Code

Registration Information

Extension of Designation of Yemen for TPS: The 18-month extension 

of the designation of Yemen for TPS begins on September 4, 2024, and 

will remain in effect for 18 months, ending on March 3, 2026. The 

extension allows existing TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 

3, 2026, if they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility 

requirements for TPS. Existing TPS beneficiaries who wish to extend 

their status through March 3, 2026, must re-register during the 60-day 

re-registration period described in this notice.

Re-registration: The 60-day re-registration period for existing 

beneficiaries runs from July 10, 2024, through September 9, 2024. 

(Note: It is important for re-registrants to timely re-register during 

the re-registration period and not to wait until their Employment 

Authorization Documents (EADs) expire, as delaying re-registration 

could result in gaps in their employment authorization documentation.)

Redesignation of Yemen for TPS: The 18-month redesignation of Yemen 

for TPS begins on September 4, 2024, and will remain in effect for 18 

months, ending on March 3, 2026. The redesignation allows individuals 

who do not currently have TPS to apply for TPS during the initial 

registration period described under the first-time registration 

information in this notice. In addition to demonstrating continuous 

residence in the United States since July 2, 2024, 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 September 4, 2024, the effective date of this 

redesignation of Yemen for TPS.

First-time Registration: The initial registration period for new 

applicants under the Yemen TPS redesignation begins on July 10, 2024, 

and will remain in effect through March 3, 2026.

Purpose of This Action (TPS)

Through this notice, DHS sets forth procedures necessary for 

nationals of Yemen (or individuals having no nationality who last 

habitually resided in Yemen) to (1) re-register for TPS and apply to 

renew their EAD with USCIS or (2) submit an initial registration 

application under the redesignation and apply for an EAD.

Re-registration is limited to individuals who have previously 

registered for TPS under the prior designation of Yemen and whose 

applications have been granted. If you do not re-register properly 

within the 60-day re-registration period, USCIS may withdraw your TPS 

following appropriate procedures. See 8 CFR 244.14.

For individuals who have already been granted TPS under Yemen's 

designation, the 60-day re-registration period runs from July 10, 2024, 

through September 9, 2024. USCIS will issue new EADs with a March 3, 

2026, expiration date to eligible Yemeni TPS beneficiaries who timely 

re-register and apply for EADs. Given the time frames involved with 

processing TPS re-registration applications, DHS recognizes that not 

all re-registrants may receive a new EAD before their current EAD 

expires. Accordingly, through this Federal Register notice, DHS 

automatically extends through September 3, 2025, the validity of 

certain EADs previously issued under the TPS designation of Yemen. As 

proof of continued employment authorization through September 3, 2025, 

TPS beneficiaries can show their EAD with the notation A-12 or C-19 

under Category and a ``Card Expires'' date of September 3, 2024, or 

March 3, 2023. This notice explains how TPS beneficiaries and their 

employers may determine if an EAD is automatically extended and how 

this affects the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, E-

Verify, and USCIS Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) 

processes.

Individuals who have an Application for Temporary Protected Status 

(Form I-821) for Yemen or Application for Employment Authorization 

(Form I-765) that was still pending as of September 4, 2024, do not 

need to file either application again. If USCIS approves an 

individual's pending Form I-821, USCIS will grant the individual TPS 

through March 3, 2026. Similarly, if USCIS approves a pending TPS-

related Form I-765, USCIS will issue the individual a new EAD that will 

be valid through the same date.

Under the redesignation, individuals who currently do not have TPS 

may submit an initial application during the initial registration 

period that runs from July 10, 2024, through the full length of the 

redesignation period ending March 3, 2026. In addition to demonstrating 

continuous residence in the United States since July 2, 2024, and 

meeting other eligibility criteria, initial applicants for TPS under 

this redesignation must demonstrate that they have been continuously 

physically present in the United States since September 4, 2024,\1\ the 

effective date of this redesignation of Yemen, before USCIS may grant 

them TPS. DHS estimates that approximately 1,700 individuals may become 

newly eligible for TPS under the redesignation of Yemen.

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\1\ The ``continuous physical presence'' date is the effective 

date of the most recent TPS designation of the country, which is 

either the publication date of the designation announcement in the 

Federal Register or a later date established by the Secretary. The 

``continuous residence'' date is any date established by the 

Secretary when a country is designated (or sometimes redesignated) 

for TPS. See INA sec. 244(b)(2)(A) (effective date of designation); 

244(c)(1)(A)(i-ii) (continuous residence and continuous physical 

presence date requirements); 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(2)(A); 

1254a(c)(1)(A)(i-ii).

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What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible 

nationals of a foreign state designated for TPS under the INA, or to 

eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in 

the designated foreign state, regardless of their country of birth.

During the TPS designation period, TPS beneficiaries are 

eligible to remain in the United States, may not be removed, and are 

authorized to obtain EADs if they continue to meet the requirements of 

TPS.

TPS beneficiaries may also apply for and be granted travel 

authorization as a matter of DHS discretion.

To qualify for TPS, beneficiaries must meet the 

eligibility standards at INA section 244(c)(1)-(2), 8 U.S.C. 

1254a(c)(1)-(2).

When the Secretary terminates a foreign state's TPS 

designation, beneficiaries return to one of the following:

[cir] The same immigration status or category that they maintained 

before TPS, if any (unless that status or category has since expired or 

terminated); or

[cir] Any other lawfully obtained immigration status or category 

they received while registered for TPS, if it is still valid beyond the 

date their TPS terminates.

When was Yemen designated for TPS?

Yemen was initially designated for TPS on September 3, 2015, based 

on ongoing armed conflict that prevented nationals of Yemen from 

returning to Yemen in safety. See Designation of the Republic of Yemen 

for Temporary Protected Status, 80 FR 53319 (Sept. 3, 2015). In January 

2017, Yemen's

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designation was extended for 18 months through September 3, 2018, and 

Yemen was redesignated for TPS on the dual bases of ongoing armed 

conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions. See Extension and 

Redesignation of the Republic of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status, 

82 FR 859 (Jan. 4, 2017). The Secretary extended Yemen's TPS 

designation in 2018 and 2020 because the statutory bases of ongoing 

armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions persisted. 

See Extension of the Designation of Yemen for Temporary Protected 

Status, 83 FR 40307 (Aug. 14, 2018); see also Extension of the 

Designation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status, 85 FR 12313 (Mar. 

2, 2020). In 2021, the Secretary extended and redesignated Yemen for 

TPS based on ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary 

conditions. See Extension and Redesignation of Yemen for Temporary 

Protected Status, 86 FR 36295 (July 9, 2021). Most recently, the 

Secretary extended and redesignated Yemen for Temporary Protected 

Status on the bases of ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and 

temporary conditions. See Extension and Redesignation of Yemen for 

Temporary Protected Status, 88 FR 94 (January 3, 2023).

What authority does the Secretary have to extend the designation of 

Yemen for TPS?

Section 244(b)(1) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1), authorizes the 

Secretary, after consultation with appropriate agencies of the U.S. 

Government, to designate a foreign state (or part thereof) for TPS if 

the Secretary determines that certain country conditions exist.\2\ The 

decision to designate any foreign state (or part thereof) is a 

discretionary decision, and there is no judicial review of any 

determination with respect to the designation, termination, or 

extension of a designation. See INA sec. 244(b)(5)(A), 8 U.S.C. 

1254a(b)(5)(A). The Secretary, in their discretion, may then grant TPS 

to eligible nationals of that foreign state (or individuals having no 

nationality who last habitually resided in the designated foreign 

state). See INA sec. 244(a)(1)(A), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(a)(1)(A).

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\2\ INA section 244(b)(1) ascribes this power to the Attorney 

General. Congress transferred this authority from the Attorney 

General to the Secretary of Homeland Security. See Homeland Security 

Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135 (2002). The 

Secretary may designate a country (or part of a country) for TPS on 

the basis of ongoing armed conflict such that returning would pose a 

serious threat to the personal safety of the country's nationals and 

habitual residents, environmental disaster (including an epidemic), 

or extraordinary and temporary conditions in the country that 

prevent the safe return of the country's nationals. For 

environmental disaster-based designations, certain other statutory 

requirements must be met, including that the foreign government must 

request TPS. A designation based on extraordinary and temporary 

conditions cannot be made if the Secretary finds that allowing the 

country's nationals to remain temporarily in the United States is 

contrary to the U.S. national interest. INA sec. 244(b)(1); 8 U.S.C. 

1254a(b)(1).

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At least 60 days before the expiration of a foreign state's TPS 

designation or extension, the Secretary, after consultation with 

appropriate U.S. Government agencies, must review the conditions in the 

foreign state designated for TPS to determine whether they continue to 

meet the conditions for the TPS designation. See INA sec. 244(b)(3)(A), 

8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(3)(A). If the Secretary determines that the foreign 

state continues to meet the conditions for TPS designation, the 

designation will be extended for an additional period of 6 months or, 

in the Secretary's discretion, 12 or 18 months. See INA sec. 

244(b)(3)(A), (C), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(3)(A), (C). If the Secretary 

determines that the foreign state no longer meets the conditions for 

TPS designation, the Secretary must terminate the designation. See INA 

sec. 244(b)(3)(B), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(3)(B).

What is the Secretary's authority to redesignate Yemen for TPS?

In addition to extending an existing TPS designation, the 

Secretary, after consultation with appropriate Government agencies, may 

redesignate a country (or part thereof) for TPS. See INA sec. 

244(b)(1), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1); see also INA sec. 244(c)(1)(A)(i), 8 

U.S.C. 1254a(c)(1)(A)(i) (requiring that ``the alien has been 

continuously physically present in the United States since the 

effective date of the most recent designation of that state'') 

(emphasis added).\3\

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\3\ The extension and redesignation of TPS for Yemen is one of 

several instances in which the Secretary and, before the 

establishment of DHS, the Attorney General, have simultaneously 

extended a country's TPS designation and redesignated the country 

for TPS. See, e.g., Extension and Redesignation of Haiti for 

Temporary Protected Status, 76 FR 29000 (May 19, 2011); Extension 

and Re-designation of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan, 69 FR 

60168 (Oct. 7, 2004); Extension of Designation and Redesignation of 

Liberia Under Temporary Protected Status Program, 62 FR 16608 (Apr. 

7, 1997).

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When the Secretary designates or redesignates a country for TPS, 

the Secretary also has the discretion to establish the date from which 

TPS applicants must demonstrate that they have been ``continuously 

resid[ing]'' in the United States. See INA sec. 244(c)(1)(A)(ii), 8 

U.S.C. 1254a(c)(1)(A)(ii). The Secretary has determined that the 

``continuous residence'' date for applicants for TPS under the 

redesignation of Yemen will be July 2, 2024. Initial applicants for TPS 

under this redesignation must also show they have been ``continuously 

physically present'' in the United States since September 4, 2024, 

which is the effective date of the Secretary's redesignation of Yemen. 

See INA sec. 244(c)(1)(A)(i), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(c)(1)(A)(i). For each 

initial TPS application filed under the redesignation, USCIS cannot 

make the final determination of whether the applicant has met the 

``continuous physical presence'' requirement until September 4, 2024, 

the effective date of this redesignation for Yemen.

USCIS, however, will issue employment authorization documentation, 

as appropriate, during the registration period in accordance with 8 CFR 

244.5(b).

Why is the Secretary extending the TPS designation for Yemen and 

simultaneously redesignating Yemen for TPS through March 3, 2026?

DHS has reviewed conditions in Yemen. Based on the review, 

including input received from Department of State (DoS) and other U.S. 

Government agencies, the Secretary has determined that an 18-month TPS 

extension is warranted because the ongoing armed conflict and 

extraordinary and temporary conditions supporting Yemen's TPS 

designation remain. The Secretary has further determined that 

redesignating Yemen for TPS under INA section 244(b)(3)(C), 8 U.S.C. 

1254a(b)(3)(C) is warranted and is changing the continuous residence 

and continuous physical presence dates that applicants must meet to be 

eligible for TPS.

Overview

Yemen is currently in its tenth \4\ year of a protracted conflict 

that has resulted in high levels of food insecurity, limited access to 

water and medical care, and the large-scale destruction of Yemen's 

infrastructure.\5\ A United Nations (UN)-

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backed truce came into effect on April 2, 2022 and expired on Oct. 2, 

2022.\6\ Since its expiration, the conflict parties have largely 

continued to abide by the ceasefire, but the conflict continues to 

affect the civilian population.\7\ Partly as a result of the conflict, 

Yemen continues to experience one of the largest humanitarian crises in 

the world; approximately 21.6 million people (about two thirds of the 

population) needed humanitarian assistance in 2023.\8\

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\4\ Center for Preventive Action, War in Yemen, last updated 

Mar. 5, 2024, available at:https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker/conflict/war-yemen (last visited Apr. 12, 2024).

\5\ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Yemen Crisis 

Explained, Mar. 21, 2024, available at:https://www.unrefugees.org/news/yemen-crisis-explained (last visited Mar. 25, 2024); Human 

Rights Watch, ``Death is More Merciful Than This Life'' Houthi and 

Yemeni Government Violations of the Right to Water in Taizz, Dec. 

11, 2023, available at:https://www.hrw.org/report/2023/12/11/death-more-merciful-life/houthi-and-yemeni-government-violations-right-water (last visited Apr. 12, 2024).

\6\ United Nations News, Yemen Truce Renewed for Another Two 

Months, Aug. 2, 2022, available at:https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/08/1123832 (last visited Mar. 7, 2024).

\7\ Center for Preventive Action, War in Yemen, last updated 

Mar. 5, 2024, available at:https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker/conflict/war-yemen (last visited Apr. 12, 2024); United 

Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Yemen 

Humanitarian Needs Overview 2024, page 15, Feb. 1, 2024, available 

at:https://www.unocha.org/publications/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-needs-overview-2024-january-2024 (last visited May 17, 

2024).

\8\ United Nations Population Fund, Yemen, Dec. 20, 2023, 

available at:https://www.unfpa.org/yemen# (last visited Feb. 29, 

2024).

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Armed Conflict and Security Situation

The conflict between the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition 

backing Yemen's internationally recognized government has directly 

affected the physical security of the civilian population throughout 

the country.\9\ According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data 

Project (ACLED), while the truce continued to result in a significant 

de-escalation between the conflict parties in 2023, growing repression 

in Houthi-controlled areas as well as increased civilian mobility and 

exposure to unexploded ordnance pose a grave threat to civilian 

lives.\10\ Political violence by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula 

erupted in May and June 2023, resulting in heightened tensions 

throughout the country.\11\ ACLED reports that the share of violent 

events that impacted civilians more than doubled in 2023 compared to 

the previous year.\12\

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\9\ Human Rights Watch, World Report 2024: Yemen, available at: 

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2024/country-chapters/yemen (last 

visited Feb. 27, 2024).

\10\ Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), Yemen 

and the Red Sea: Rising Tensions Threaten Peace Process and 

International Security, Jan. 17, 2024, available at:https://acleddata.com/conflict-watchlist-2024/yemen/ (last visited Mar. 18, 

2024); Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), 

Violence in Yemen During the UN-Mediated Truce: April-October 2022, 

available at:https://acleddata.com/2022/10/14/violence-in-yemen-during-the-un-mediated-truce-april-october-2022/ (last visited Mar. 

18, 2024).

\11\ Center for Preventive Action, War in Yemen, last updated 

Mar. 5, 2024, available at:https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker/conflict/war-yemen (last visited Apr. 12, 2024).

\12\ Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), Yemen 

and the Red Sea: Rising Tensions Threaten Peace Process and 

International Security, Jan. 17, 2024, available at:https://acleddata.com/conflict-watchlist-2024/yemen/ (last visited Mar. 18, 

2024).

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The UN reports that Yemen ``remains one of the most contaminated 

countries globally by landmines and explosive remnants of war and has 

the third highest number of casualties stemming from these threats over 

the past ten years.'' \13\ Mine contamination not only endangers the 

lives of civilians but also presents an obstacle to sustainable 

solutions including internally displaced persons (IDPs) returning to 

their homes or settling elsewhere.\14\ Unexploded ordnance resulted in 

121 civilian casualties in the first quarter of 2023.\15\ Approximately 

300 children were killed or injured in Yemen throughout 2023, and more 

than half were due to landmines and unexploded ordnance.\16\

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\13\ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian 

Affairs, Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview 2024, Feb. 1, 2024, 

available at:https://www.unocha.org/publications/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-needs-overview-2024-january-2024 (last visited 

May. 17, 2024).

\14\ Id.

\15\ Human Rights Watch, World Report 2024: Yemen, available at: 

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2024/country-chapters/yemen (last 

visited Mar. 18, 2024).

\16\ Save the Children, Two Children Killed and Three Injured in 

Yemen Landmine Explosion, Feb.14, 2024, available at:https://www.savethechildren.net/news/two-children-killed-and-three-injured-yemen-landmine-explosion (last visited Mar. 18, 2024).

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Humanitarian Situation

Yemen continues to experience one of the worst humanitarian crises 

in the world, suffering from a widespread lack of basic public services 

including electricity, healthcare, water, and sanitation services.\17\ 

In 2023, Yemen had approximately 4.5 million IDPs (approximately 14% of 

the population),\18\ including 314,000 newly displaced individuals in 

2023 alone.\19\ Over a quarter of the displaced individuals have 

experienced displacement more than once.\20\ The UN also recorded 

approximately 77,000 Yemeni refugees and asylum-seekers in neighboring 

countries.\21\

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\17\ United Nations Children's Fund, Yemen Crisis, Feb. 16, 

2024, available athttps://www.unicef.org/emergencies/yemen-crisis

(last visited Mar. 24, 2024); United Nations Office for the 

Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Yemen Humanitarian Needs 

Overview 2024, Feb. 1, 2024, available at:https://www.unocha.org/publications/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-needs-overview-2024-january-2024 (last visited May. 17, 2024).

\18\ Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview, OCHA, January 2024, p. 

15, available athttps://www.unocha.org/attachments/54baf3f4-a060-4ea3-b36c-c2715d233f79/Yemen%20Humanitarian%20Needs%20Overview%2024%28January%2024%29.pdf

(last visited May 29, 2024).

\19\ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian 

Affairs, Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview 2024, page 15, Feb. 1, 

2024, available at:https://www.unocha.org/publications/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-needs-overview-2024-january-2024 (last 

visited May. 17, 2024).

\20\ Id.

\21\ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Refugee Data 

Finder, available at:https://www.unhcr.org/refugee-statistics/download/? (last visited Feb. 27, 2024).

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Currently, 80% of the population in Yemen lives below the poverty 

line as the fragile economy remains on the brink of collapse.\22\ Over 

27% of the population does not have access to safe water, and 

approximately half of the population does not have access to enough 

drinking water when needed.\23\ Food insecurity remains a severe 

problem throughout Yemen with approximately 17 million people 

considered food insecure and 3.5 million reported to be acutely 

malnourished.\24\ Over 90% of the food in Yemen is imported.\25\ In 

addition to serious challenges with food security, Yemen continues to 

suffer from a frail healthcare system.\26\ Approximately half of all 

health facilities are only partially functioning or completely out of 

service, and Yemen continues to experience crippling disease outbreaks 

throughout the country.\27\

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\22\ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian 

Affairs, Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview 2024, page 5, Feb. 1, 

2024, available at:https://www.unocha.org/publications/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-needs-overview-2024-january-2024 (last 

visited May. 17, 2024).

\23\ Id.

\24\ World Food Programme, WFP Yemen--Situation Report #1, Jan. 

2024, available at:https://api.godocs.wfp.org/api/documents/b3d2cd633e254feab7e0dfea519368e5/download/? (last visited Mar. 21, 

2024).

\25\ Congressional Research Services, Yemen: Conflict, Maritime 

Attacks, and U.S. Policy, Feb. 26, 2024, available at:https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF12581 (last visited Mar. 

21, 2024).

\26\ World Health Organization, Eight Years of Prolonged 

Conflict in Yemen Leave Over 20 Million People in Need of Urgent 

Health Assistance, Mar. 25, 2023, available at:https://www.emro.who.int/media/news/eight-years-of-prolonged-conflict-in-yemen-leave-over-20-million-people-in-need-of-urgent-health-assistance.html#. (last visited Mar. 22, 2024).

\27\ Id.

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Based on this review and after consultation with appropriate U.S. 

Government agencies, the Secretary has determined that:

The conditions supporting Yemen's designation for TPS 

continue to be met. See INA sec. 244(b)(3)(A) and (C), 8 U.S.C. 

1254a(b)(3)(A) and (C).

There continues to be an ongoing armed conflict in Yemen 

and, due to such conflict, requiring the return to Yemen of Yemeni 

nationals (or individuals having no nationality who last habitually 

resided in Yemen) would

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pose a serious threat to their personal safety. See INA sec. 

244(b)(1)(A), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A).

There continue to be extraordinary and temporary 

conditions in Yemen that prevent Yemeni nationals (or individuals 

having no nationality who last habitually resided in Yemen) from 

returning to Yemen in safety, and it is not contrary to the national 

interest of the United States to permit Yemeni TPS beneficiaries to 

remain in the United States temporarily. See INA sec. 244(b)(1)(C), 8 

U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(C).

The designation of Yemen for TPS should be extended for an 

18-month period, beginning on September 4, 2024, and ending on March 3, 

  1. See INA sec. 244(b)(3)(C), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(3)(C).

Due to the conditions described above, Yemen should be 

simultaneously extended and redesignated for TPS beginning on September 

4, 2024, and ending on March 3, 2026. See INA sec. 244(b)(1)(A) and (C) 

and (b)(2), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A) and (C) and (b)(2).

For the redesignation, the Secretary has determined that 

TPS applicants must demonstrate that they have continuously resided in 

the United States since July 2, 2024.

Initial TPS applicants under the redesignation must 

demonstrate that they have been continuously physically present in the 

United States since September 4, 2024, the effective date of the 

redesignation of Yemen for TPS.

There are approximately 2,300 current Yemen TPS 

beneficiaries who are eligible to re-register for TPS under the 

extension.

It is estimated that approximately 1,700 additional 

individuals may be eligible for TPS under the redesignation of Yemen. 

This population includes Yemeni nationals in the United States in 

nonimmigrant status or without immigration status.

Notice of the Designation of Yemen for TPS

By the authority vested in me as Secretary under INA section 244, 8 

U.S.C. 1254a, I have determined, after consultation with the 

appropriate U.S. Government agencies, the statutory conditions 

supporting Yemen's designation for TPS on the basis of ongoing armed 

conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions are met. See INA 

sec. 244(b)(1)(A), 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A) and INA sec. 244(b)(1)(C), 8 

U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(C). On the basis of this determination, I am 

simultaneously extending the existing designation of Yemen for TPS for 

18 months, beginning on September 4, 2024, and ending on March 3, 2026, 

and redesignating Yemen for TPS for the same 18-month period. See INA 

sec. 244(b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(C) and (b)(2); 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A), 

(b)(1)(C), and (b)(2).

Alejandro N. Mayorkas,

Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Eligibility and Employment Authorization for TPS

Required Application Forms and Application Fees To Register or Re-

Register for TPS

To register or re-register for TPS based on the designation of 

Yemen, you must submit a Form I-821. If you are submitting an initial 

TPS application, you must pay the application fee for Form I-821 (or 

request a fee waiver, which you may submit on Form I-912, Request for 

Fee Waiver). If you are filing an application to re-register for TPS, 

you do not need to pay the application fee. Whether you are registering 

as an initial applicant or re-registering, you are required to pay the 

biometric services fee. If you cannot pay the biometric services fee, 

you may ask USCIS to waive the fee. Please see additional information 

under the ``Biometric Services Fee'' section of this notice.

TPS beneficiaries are eligible for an EAD, which proves their 

authorization to work in the United States. You are not required to 

submit Form I-765 or have an EAD to be granted TPS, but see below for 

more information if you want an EAD to use as proof that you can work 

in the United States.

Individuals who have a Yemen TPS application (Form I-821) that was 

still pending as of July 10, 2024, do not need to file the application 

again. If USCIS approves an individual's Form I-821, USCIS will grant 

the individual TPS through March 3, 2026.

For more information on the application forms and fees for TPS, 

please visit the USCIS TPS web page athttps://www.uscis.gov/tps. Fees 

for the Form I-821, the Form I-765, and biometric services are also 

described in 8 CFR 106.2 and the fee waiver-related regulations in 8 

CFR 106.3. In addition, USCIS Form G-1055, Fee Schedule, provides the 

current fees required for the Form I-821 and Form I-765 for both 

initial TPS applicants and existing TPS beneficiaries who are re-

registering.

How can TPS beneficiaries obtain an employment authorization document 

(EAD)?

Everyone must provide their employer with documentation showing 

that they have the legal right to work in the United States. TPS 

beneficiaries are eligible to obtain an EAD, which proves their legal 

right to work. If you want to obtain an EAD, you must file Form I-765 

and pay the Form I-765 fee (or request a fee waiver, which you may 

submit on Form I-912). TPS applicants may file this form with their TPS 

application, or separately later, if their TPS application is still 

pending or has been approved.

Beneficiaries with a Yemen TPS-related Form I-765 that was still 

pending as of July 10, 2024, do not need to file the application again. 

If USCIS approves a pending TPS-related Form I-765, USCIS will issue 

the individual a new EAD that will be valid through March 3, 2026.

Refiling an Initial TPS Registration Application After Receiving a 

Denial of a Fee Waiver Request

If USCIS denies your fee waiver request, you can resubmit your TPS 

application. The fee waiver denial notice will contain specific 

instructions about resubmitting your application.

Filing Information

USCIS offers the option to applicants for TPS under Yemen's 

designation to file Form I-821 and related requests for EADs online or 

by mail. However, if you request a fee waiver, you must submit your 

application by mail. When filing a TPS application, you can also 

request an EAD by submitting a completed Form I-765 with your Form I-

821.

Online filing: Form I-821 and Form I-765 are available for 

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Mail filing: Mail your completed Form I-821; Form I-765, if 

applicable; Form I-912, if applicable; and supporting documentation to 

the proper address in Table 1--Mailing Addresses.

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Table 1--Mailing Addresses

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If you are . . . Mail to . . .

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Using the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)... USCIS, Attn: TPS Yemen, P.O.

Box 6943, Chicago, IL 60680-

6943.

Using FedEx, UPS, or DHL............... USCIS, Attn: TPS Yemen (Box

6943), 131 South Dearborn

Street, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL

60603-5517.

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If you were granted TPS by an immigration judge (IJ) or the Board 

of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and you wish to request an EAD, please 

file online or mail your Form I-765 to the appropriate address in Table 

  1. If you file online, please include the fee. If you file by mail, 

please include the fee or fee waiver request. When you request an EAD 

based on an IJ or BIA grant of TPS, please include with your 

application a copy of the order from the IJ or BIA granting you TPS. 

This will help us verify your grant of TPS and process your 

application.

Supporting Documents

The filing instructions for Form I-821 list all the documents you 

need to establish eligibility for TPS. You may also find information on 

the acceptable documentation and other requirements for applying (also 

called registering) for TPS on the USCIS website athttps://www.uscis.gov/tps under ``Yemen.''

Travel

TPS beneficiaries may also apply for and be granted travel 

authorization as a matter of discretion. You must file for travel 

authorization if you wish to travel outside of the United States. If 

USCIS grants travel authorization, it gives you permission to leave the 

United States and return during a specific period. To request travel 

authorization, you must file Form I-131, available athttps://www.uscis.gov/i-131. You may file Form I-131 together with your Form I-

821 or separately. When you file Form I-131, you must:

Select Item Number 1.d. in Part 2 on the Form I-131; and

Submit the fee for Form I-131, or request a fee waiver, 

which you may submit on Form I-912.

If you are filing Form I-131 together with Form I-821, send your 

forms to the address listed in Table 1. If you are filing Form I-131 

separately based on a pending or approved Form I-821, send your form to 

the address listed in Table 2 and include a copy of Form I-797 for your 

approved or pending Form I-821.

Table 2--Mailing Addresses

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If you are . . . Mail to . . .

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Filing Form I-131 together with Form I- The address provided in Table

  1. 1.

Filing Form I-131 based on a pending or USCIS, Attn: I-131 TPS, P.O.

 approved Form I-821, and you are using Box 660167, Dallas, TX 75266-

 the U.S. Postal Service (USPS): 0867.

You must include a copy of the

Notice of Action (Form I-797C or I-

797) showing USCIS accepted or

approved your Form I-821.

Filing Form I-131 based on a pending or USCIS, Attn: I-131 TPS, 2501 S

 approved Form I-821, and you are using State Hwy. 121 Business, Ste.

 FedEx, UPS, or DHL: 400, Lewisville, TX 75067.

You must include a copy of the

Notice of Action (Form I-797C or I-

797) showing USCIS accepted or

approved your Form I-821.

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Biometric Services Fee for TPS

Biometrics (such as fingerprints) are required for all applicants, 

in addition to a biometric services fee. As previously stated, if you 

cannot pay the biometric services fee, you may request a fee waiver, 

which you may submit on Form I-912. For more information on the 

application forms and fees for TPS, please visit the USCIS TPS web page 

athttps://www.uscis.gov/tps. USCIS may require you to visit an 

Application Support Center to have your biometrics collected. For 

additional information on the USCIS biometric screening process, please 

see the USCIS Customer Profile Management Service Privacy Impact 

Assessment, available athttps://www.dhs.gov/publication/dhsuscispia-060-customer-profile-management-service-cpms.

General Employment-Related Information for TPS Applicants and Their 

Employers

How can I obtain information on the status of my TPS application and 

EAD request?

To get case status information about your TPS application, as well 

as the status of your TPS-based EAD request, you can check Case Status 

Online athttps://uscis.gov or visit the USCIS Contact Center at 

https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter. If you still need assistance, you 

may ask a question about your case online athttps://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/Intro.do or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 

800-767-1833).

Am I eligible to receive an automatic extension of my current EAD 

through September 3, 2025, through this Federal Register notice?

Yes. Regardless of your country of birth, if you currently have a 

Yemen TPS-based EAD with the notation A-12 or C-19 under Category and a 

``Card Expires'' date of September 3, 2024, or March 3, 2023, this 

Federal Register notice automatically extends your EAD through 

September 3, 2025. Although this Federal Register notice automatically 

extends your EAD through September 3, 2025, you must timely re-register 

for TPS in accordance with the procedures described in this Federal 

Register notice to maintain your TPS and avoid possible gaps in your 

employment authorization documentation.

When hired, what documentation may I show to my employer as evidence of 

identity and employment authorization when completing Form I-9?

You can find the Lists of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9, 

Employment Eligibility Verification, as well as the Acceptable 

Documents web page athttps://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents. Employers must

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complete Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization 

of all new employees. Within three business days of hire, employees 

must present acceptable documents to their employers as evidence of 

identity and employment authorization to satisfy Form I-9 requirements.

You may present any document from List A (which provides evidence 

of both identity and employment authorization) or one document from 

List B (which provides evidence of your identity) together with one 

document from List C (which provides evidence of employment 

authorization), or you may present an acceptable receipt as described 

in these lists. Employers may not reject a document based on a future 

expiration date. You can find additional information about Form I-9 on 

the I-9 Central web page athttps://www.uscis.gov/I-9Central. An EAD is 

an acceptable document under List A. See the section ``How do my 

employer and I complete Form I-9 using my automatically extended EAD 

for a new job?'' of this Federal Register notice for more information. 

If your EAD states A-12 or C-19 under Category and has a ``Card 

Expires'' date of September 3, 2024, or March 3, 2023, this Federal 

Register notice extends it automatically, and you may choose to present 

your EAD to your employer as proof of identity and employment 

eligibility for Form I-9 through September 3, 2025, unless your TPS has 

been withdrawn or your request for TPS has been denied. Your country of 

birth noted on the EAD does not have to reflect the TPS-designated 

country of Yemen for you to be eligible for this extension.

What documentation may I present to my employer for Form I-9 if I am 

already employed but my current TPS-related EAD is set to expire?

Even though we have automatically extended your EAD, your employer 

is required by law to ask you about your continued employment 

authorization. Your employer may need to reexamine your automatically 

extended EAD to check the ``Card Expires'' date and Category code if 

your employer did not keep a copy of your EAD when you initially 

presented it. Once your employer has reviewed the ``Card Expires'' date 

and Category code, they should update the EAD expiration date in 

Section 2 of Form I-9. See the section ``What updates should my current 

employer make to Form I-9 if my EAD has been automatically extended?'' 

of this Federal Register notice for more information. You may show this 

Federal Register notice to your employer to explain what to do for Form 

I-9 and to show that USCIS has automatically extended your EAD through 

September 3, 2025, but you are not required to do so. The last day of 

the automatic EAD extension is September 3, 2025. Before you start work 

on September 4, 2025, your employer is required by law to reverify your 

employment authorization on Form I-9. By that time, you must present 

any document from List A or any document from List C on Form I-9 Lists 

of Acceptable Documents, or an acceptable List A or List C receipt 

described in these lists to reverify employment authorization.

Your employer may not specify which List A or List C document you 

must present and cannot reject an acceptable receipt.

If I have an EAD based on another immigration status, can I obtain a 

new TPS-based EAD?

Yes, if you are eligible for TPS, you can obtain a new TPS-based 

EAD, even if you already have an EAD or work authorization based on 

another immigration status. If you want to obtain a new TPS-based EAD 

valid through March 3, 2026, you must file Form I-765 and pay the 

associated fee (unless USCIS grants your fee waiver request).

Can my employer require that I provide any other documentation to 

complete Form I-9, such as evidence of my status, proof of my Yemeni 

citizenship, or a Form I-797C showing that I registered for TPS?

No. When completing Form I-9, employers must accept any 

documentation you choose to present from the Form I-9 Lists of 

Acceptable Documents that reasonably appears to be genuine and that 

relates to you, or an acceptable List A, List B, or List C receipt. 

Employers may not request other documentation, such as proof of Yemeni 

citizenship or proof of registration for TPS, when completing Form I-9 

for new hires or reverifying the employment authorization of current 

employees. If you present an EAD that USCIS has automatically extended, 

employers should accept it as a valid List A document if the EAD 

reasonably appears to be genuine and to relate to you. Refer to the 

``Note to Employees'' section of this Federal Register notice for 

important information about your rights if your employer rejects lawful 

documentation, requires additional documentation, or otherwise 

discriminates against you based on your citizenship or immigration 

status or your national origin.

How do my employer and I complete Form I-9 using my automatically 

extended EAD for a new job?

When using an automatically extended EAD to complete Form I-9 for a 

new job before September 4, 2025:

  1. For Section 1, you should:
  2. Check ``A noncitizen authorized to work until'' and enter 

September 3, 2025, as the ``expiration date''; and

  1. Enter your USCIS number or A-Number where indicated. (Your EAD 

or other document from DHS will have your USCIS number or A-Number 

printed on it; the USCIS number is the same as your A-Number without 

the A prefix.)

  1. For Section 2, employers should:
  2. Determine whether the EAD is auto-extended by ensuring it is in 

category A-12 or C-19 and has a ``Card Expires'' date of September 3, 

2024, or March 3, 2023;

  1. Write in the document title;
  2. Enter the issuing authority;
  3. Provide the document number; and
  4. Write September 3, 2025, as the expiration date.

Before the start of work on September 4, 2025, employers must 

reverify the employee's employment authorization on Form I-9.

What updates should my current employer make to Form I-9 if my EAD has 

been automatically extended?

If you presented a TPS-related EAD that was valid when you first 

started your job and USCIS has now automatically extended your EAD, 

your employer may need to re-examine your current EAD if they do not 

have a copy of the EAD on file. Your employer should determine whether 

your EAD is automatically extended by ensuring that it contains 

Category A-12 or C-19 and has a ``Card Expires'' date of September 3, 

2024, or March 3, 2023. Your employer may not rely on the country of 

birth listed on the card to determine whether you are eligible for this 

extension.

If your employer determines that USCIS has automatically extended 

your EAD, they should update Section 2 of your previously completed 

Form I-9 as follows:

  1. Write EAD EXT and September 3, 2025, as the last day of the 

automatic extension in the Additional Information field; and

  1. Initial and date the correction.

Note: This is not considered a reverification. Employers do not 

reverify the employee until either the automatic extension has 

ended, or the employee presents a new document to show continued 

employment authorization, whichever is sooner. By September 4, 2025, 

when the

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employee's automatically extended EAD has expired, employers are 

required by law to reverify the employee's employment authorization 

on Form I-9.

If I am an employer enrolled in E-Verify, how do I verify a new 

employee whose EAD has been automatically extended?

Employers may create a case in E-Verify for a new employee by 

entering the number from the Document Number field on Form I-9 into the 

document number field in E-Verify. Employers should enter September 3, 

2025, as the expiration date for an EAD that has been extended under 

this Federal Register notice.

If I am an employer enrolled in E-Verify, what do I do when I receive a 

``Work Authorization Documents Expiring'' alert for an automatically 

extended EAD?

E-Verify automated the verification process for TPS-related EADs 

that are automatically extended. If you have an employee who provided a 

TPS-related EAD when they first started working for you, you will 

receive a ``Work Authorization Documents Expiring'' case alert when the 

auto-extension period for this EAD is about to expire. Before this 

employee starts work on September 4, 2025, you must reverify their 

employment authorization on Form I-9. Employers may not use E-Verify 

for reverification.

Note to All Employers

Employers are reminded that the laws requiring proper employment 

eligibility verification and prohibiting unfair immigration-related 

employment practices remain in full force. This Federal Register notice 

does not supersede or in any way limit applicable employment 

verification rules and policy guidance, including those rules setting 

forth reverification requirements. For general questions about the 

employment eligibility verification process, employers may call USCIS 

at 888-464-4218 (TTY 877-875-6028) or email USCIS at I-9Central@uscis.dhs.gov. USCIS accepts calls and emails in English, 

Spanish, and many other languages. For questions about avoiding 

discrimination during the employment eligibility verification process 

(Form I-9 and E-Verify), employers may call the U.S. Department of 

Justice, Civil Rights Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section 

(IER) Employer Hotline at 800-255-8155 (TTY 800-237-2515). IER offers 

language interpretation in many languages. Employers may also email IER 

at IER@usdoj.gov or get more information online athttps://www.justice.gov/ier.

Note to Employees

For general questions about the employment eligibility verification 

process, employees may call USCIS at 888-897-7781 (TTY 877-875-6028) or 

email USCIS at I-9Central@uscis.dhs.gov. USCIS accepts calls and emails 

in English, Spanish and many other languages. Employees or job 

applicants may also call the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights 

Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) Worker Hotline at 

800-255-7688 (TTY 800-237-2515) for information regarding employment 

discrimination based on citizenship, immigration status, or national 

origin, including discrimination related to Form I-9 and E-Verify. The 

IER Worker Hotline provides language interpretation in many languages.

To comply with the law, employers must accept any document or 

combination of documents from the Lists of Acceptable Documents if the 

documentation reasonably appears to be genuine and to relate to the 

employee, or an acceptable List A, List B, or List C receipt as 

described in these lists. Employers may not require extra or additional 

documentation other than what is required to complete Form I-9. 

Further, employers participating in E-Verify who receive an E-Verify 

case result of ``Tentative Nonconfirmation'' (mismatch) must promptly 

inform employees of the mismatch and give these employees an 

opportunity to resolve the mismatch. A mismatch means that the 

information entered into E-Verify from Form I-9 differs from records 

available to DHS.

Employers may not terminate, suspend, delay training, withhold or 

lower pay, or take any adverse action against an employee because of a 

mismatch while the case is still pending with E-Verify. A Final 

Nonconfirmation (FNC) case result occurs if E-Verify cannot confirm an 

employee's employment eligibility. An employer may terminate employment 

based on a case result of FNC. Work-authorized employees who receive an 

FNC may call USCIS for assistance at 888-897-7781 (TTY 877-875-6028). 

For more information about E-Verify-related discrimination or to report 

an employer for discrimination in the E-Verify process based on 

citizenship, immigration status, or national origin, contact IER's 

Worker Hotline at 800-255-7688 (TTY 800-237-2515). Additional 

information about proper nondiscriminatory Form I-9 and E-Verify 

procedures is available on the IER website athttps://www.justice.gov/ier and the USCIS and E-Verify websites athttps://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central andhttps://www.e-verify.gov.

Note Regarding Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies (Such as 

Departments of Motor Vehicles)

For Federal purposes, if you present an automatically extended EAD 

referenced in this Federal Register notice, you do not need to show any 

other document, such as a Form I-797C, Notice of Action, reflecting 

receipt of a Form I-765 EAD renewal application or this Federal 

Register notice, to prove that you qualify for this extension. While 

Federal Government agencies must follow the guidelines laid out by the 

Federal Government, State and local government agencies establish their 

own rules and guidelines when granting certain benefits. Each state may 

have different laws, requirements, and determinations about what 

documents you need to provide to prove eligibility for certain 

benefits. Whether you are applying for a Federal, State, or local 

government benefit, you may need to provide the government agency with 

documents that show you are a TPS beneficiary or applicant, show you 

are authorized to work based on TPS or other status, or that may be 

used by DHS to determine if you have TPS or another immigration status. 

Examples of such documents are:

Your current EAD with a TPS category code of A-12 or C-19, 

even if your country of birth noted on the EAD does not reflect the 

TPS-designated country of Yemen;

Your Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record;

Your Form I-797, Notice of Action, reflecting approval of 

your Form I-765; or

Form I-797 or Form I-797C, Notice of Action, reflecting 

approval or receipt of a past or current Form I-821, if you received 

one from USCIS.

Check with the government agency requesting documentation about which 

document(s) the agency will accept.

Some state and local government agencies use SAVE to confirm the 

current immigration status of applicants for public benefits. While 

SAVE can verify that an individual has TPS or a pending TPS 

application, each agency's procedures govern whether they will accept 

an unexpired EAD, Form I-797, Form I-797C, or Form I-94. If an agency 

accepts the type of TPS-related document you present, such as an EAD, 

the agency should accept your automatically extended EAD, regardless of 

the country of birth listed on the EAD. It may assist the agency if 

you:

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  1. Give the agency a copy of the relevant Federal Register notice 

showing the extension of TPS-related documentation in addition to your 

recent TPS-related document with your A-Number, USCIS number, or Form 

I-94 number;

  1. Explain that SAVE will be able to verify the continuation of 

your TPS using this information; and

  1. Ask the agency to initiate a SAVE query with your information 

and follow through with additional verification steps, if necessary, to 

get a final SAVE response verifying your TPS.

You can also ask the agency to look for SAVE notices or contact 

SAVE if they have any questions about your immigration status or 

automatic extension of TPS-related documentation. In most cases, SAVE 

provides an automated electronic response to benefit-granting agencies 

within seconds, but occasionally verification can be delayed.

You can check the status of your SAVE verification by using 

CaseCheck athttps://www.uscis.gov/save/save-casecheck. CaseCheck is a 

free service that lets you follow the progress of your SAVE 

verification case using your date of birth and one immigration 

identifier number (such as your A-Number, USCIS number, or Form I-94 

number) or Verification Case Number. If an agency has denied your 

application based solely or in part on a SAVE response, the agency must 

allow you to appeal the decision in accordance with the agency's 

procedures. If the agency has received and acted on or will act on a 

SAVE verification and you do not believe the SAVE response is correct, 

the SAVE website,https://www.uscis.gov/save, has detailed information 

on how to correct or update your immigration record, make an 

appointment, or submit a written request to correct records.

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