From what I know, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (Teshuva Shu"T Yachaveh Das Chelek 5 Siman 33) writes that someone who converts in Eretz Yisrael must take on the Minhagim of the Sephardim. However, according to this option, could someone who converts outside of eretz Yisrael be choose the Teimani minhag?

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    The principle of "having to choose" your minhagim is... complicated, to say the least. Some say go according to your point of origin, others say use your converting rabbi's minhagim. There are also those opinions who offer methodologies to change your minhagim based upon familial approval. If one can change his existing minhagim, then choosing initial minhagim is certainly allowed. – Isaac Kotlicky Mar 2 '15 at 20:27
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    possible duplicate of Is a convert free to choose his own minhagim? – Loewian Mar 2 '15 at 20:40
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    @loewian, I suspect that the OP is asking in reference to R' Ovadia's p'sak – Noach MiFrankfurt Mar 3 '15 at 0:07
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    The reasoning appears a little circular to me. If I take Sephardi minhagim than I have to follow R' Ovadya who says I need to take Sephardi minhagim. But if I do not take Sephardi minhagim, then I do not need to follow R' Ovadya's psak... – LN6595 Mar 4 '15 at 0:48

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