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.
- General orientation – start here!
- Immigration court process, including appeals and deportation orders
- USCIS asylum process
- Asylum application and evidence
- Biometrics appointments for fingerprints
- Work permits
- ICE and ISAP check ins
- Moving and traveling
- Immigration options other than asylum
- Other topics
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.