How to prepare when applying for your Asylum application?
In the following order to get a non-immigrant "Asylee Status" or approval of I-589 form (The Application of Asylum withholding of removal), which is granted to those eligible alien or foreign national applicants who are facing unlivable or life-threatening circumstances in their country and seeking asylum in the United States.
For successfully acquiring your lawful permanent residency status through applying with an asylee status in the United States. The foreign nationals or non-immigrant applicants need to firstly file for an I-589 form or the (Application for Asylum and withholding of removal), which is then successively required to be submitted with the USCIS (the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) within the mandatory time-span of 1-year while they are staying in the United States.
Individuals who applied and obtained ‘asylee status’ could also apply for a Green card status or gain lawful permanent residency in the United States of America.
Note- The applicants who are needed to take a look at the I-589 form can download it from the USCIS(United States Citizenship and ImmigrationServices) website.
Moreover, to ensure getting a definite approval of your asylum application. It’s utterly crucial and necessary to present the required documentation and putting forward truthful facets of the unfortunate situation convincingly and honestly in your ‘Asylum Declaration’ while filing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Preparing When applying for Asylum Status in the United States of America
When an alien applicant is Eligible for applying for an Asylee Status
The offshore or foreign applicants who are looking forward to successfully acquire ‘Asylee status’ from the federal government of the United States must satisfy certain eligibility criteria and further meet with prescribed formalities which are then surely necessary and essential to accomplish.
Besides that, a foreign applicant is certainly eligible for gaining an Asylee Status if-
(a) They are facing severe discrimination on the basis of race.
(b) If some sort of destructive war between groups is going on in their country and they are seeking asylum in the United States in order to escape it.
(c) If you’re refused to practice your belonging religion.
(d) If you belong to the LGBT community, ethnicity or a group and facing life-threatening situations or ample discrimination on that basis.
(e) If you successfully submitted the required documentation which supports your claim.
(f) Before applying for an ‘Asylee Status’ in the U.S, one must consider that the USCIS and immigration court should receive your Asylum application prior to the one-year expiration deadline.
Telling Your Story
An Asylum declaration is basically a written statement which is designated to be submitted with the federal authority of USCIS. In this statement, the alien or foreign national immigrant has to put forward their circumstances regarding the reasons they left their home country and why they surely can’t possibly return to it?
While writing your asylum declaration and going through this process is not mandatory. However, it’s strongly recommended and further going to help you in effectively explaining your case in front of the immigration officers, judges and the USCIS (the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).
Getting Through your Asylum Status Interview
The applicants who are applying and looking forward to acquiring an ‘Asylee Status’ are also needed to go through the proceedings of successfully passing your asylum interview with the utmost help, assistance, and representation of an licensed Immigration Lawyer.
Fundamentally, the sole purpose of conducting this asylum interview is to cross-check and determine the credibility of an applicant’s story which must have certainly mentioned in their asylum declaration.
It is suggested and strongly recommended for the non-immigrant or foreign ‘Asylee Status’ applicants to accurately exhibit as well effectively put forward their situation and detailed background information in front of an interviewing immigration officer.
Preparing for your Asylum Interview
On that particular judgment day of your Asylum interview, the applicants should prepare for their asylum interview by possessing the copies of documents that are definitely going to support their claim in their asylum declaration.
Moreover, it must be noted that all the documents you’ll exhibit in front of the USCIS authority must be relevant to your story and condition which you have stated in your asylum declaration.
The alien or non-immigrant applicants should secure the following necessities-
- A valid birth certificate and passport identification.
- A copy of your I-589 form.
- Any sort of left-out documentation that you needed to submit before.
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- A translator if you’re not fluent in English
Once the USCIS would receive your asylum application, they will notify you by sending a letter to you which comprises the date, time and location of your biometrics appointment and the proceedings of your asylum interview.