TPS for YemenYemen is in distress and many countries are trying to evacuate all their citizens from there.  However, US citizens who have family members especially spouses who are stuck on immigrant visas or non immigrant visa are having a hard time to process their cases.  Indeed, the US consulate is no longer opened in Yemen and because of that many are actually facing huge difficulties regarding this situation.

We are constantly receiving calls from Yemen for help, although in some cases we might be powerless, we might be able to find at least temporary solution for those stranded in Yemen.  We urge you to call us at our San Francisco Office at (415) 643 4342 or email [email protected]. Our San Francisco office has Arabic speakers ask for Samy Baghhil. We hope to be able to find a solution to help you leave Yemen and have your case processed in countries such as Algeria, Egypt or in Djibouti.

So please call us!


Information for Yemeni Citizens Applying for Petition-Based Immigrant Visas

Updated April 28, 2015

Petition-Based Immigrant Visas

Notice:  The U.S. Department of State is scheduling immigrant visa (IV) appointments for Yemeni applicants at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo (for petition-based IVs).  Currently, the Egyptian government requires Yemenis ages 18-60 to obtain Egyptian visas prior to arrival in their country.  Please contact the nearest Egyptian Embassy for information on how and where to apply for an Egyptian visa, and for updates on changes to their visa policy.  Those who prefer to process at a post other than Cairo may request a transfer through the National Visa Center (NVC) by emailing their request to [email protected].  Persons who are physically present in Djibouti and unable to travel to another post may process their immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti.  Such applicants should contact Embassy Djibouti directly.  Yemeni applicants who choose to process in Djibouti are cautioned that this may require remaining in Djibouti for an extended timeframe, possibly several months or more.

The NVC is working closely with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to schedule interview appointments. They are first scheduling interviews for cases that were already in process at the embassy in Sana’a.  They will then schedule interviews for cases whose documents have been fully submitted to the NVC (referred to as “documentarily qualified”).  We will process these cases in date order to ensure fairness.

Petitioners/applicants will receive instructions from the NVC that are specific to their situation. You can request that we hold your case until the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a resumes operations. However, we cannot estimate when the embassy will reopen.

The NVC will contact you by mail or email when it is time for you to begin processing your case and receive an interview appointment. You do not need to take any action at this time unless instructed. Please check this website periodically for updates or new instructions. Thank you for your continued patience in the immigrant visa process.



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