Questions and Answers For Asylum Seekers

The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) has created this resource for adults who are interested in seeking asylum in the United States. Our hope is that you will use the information to better understand the asylum process and take control of your case. However, this information is not a substitute for legal advice about your particular case. To look for legal assistance, visit ASAP’s find help page.

Click on the links below to read frequently asked questions and answers. 

Please note: the process of seeking asylum is different depending on if you have a case in immigration court or not. If you have a case in immigration court, read the “Immigration court process” section. If you do not have a case in immigration court, read the “USCIS asylum process” section. All the other sections have information for asylum seekers in general.