To apply for Asylum, file a Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within one year of your arrival to the United States. There is no fee to apply for asylum.
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- Membership in a particular social group.
- Political opinion.
What are the requirements for asylum in USA?
First, asylum applicants must establish that they fear persecution from the government in their home country. Second, applicants must prove that they would be persecuted on account of at least one of five protected grounds: race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or particular social group.
Can you apply for asylum from outside the US?
Applications for asylum can only be submitted from within the U.S. or port of entry. Although plenty of people living in countries outside the U.S. are in fear for their lives and thus seeking a country that offers them protection, asylum is not a status that’s available in such circumstances.
Can you apply for asylum on tourist visa?
If you can get a visa to come to the United States, such as a tourist visa, you can apply for asylum when you arrive, by telling the inspections officer that you fear returning to your country and wish to apply for asylum.
Where do you apply for asylum in the US?
To apply for asylum in the United States, you may ask for asylum at a port-of-entry (airport, seaport, or border crossing), or, if you are already in the United States, you may file Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, at the appropriate Service Center.