Q. What is asylum?

A. Asylum is a legal protection offered by the government of United States to people because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in particular social group
  • Political opinion
Q. Can I immediately file for work authorization along with my request for asylum?

A. No you cannot request work authorization until one of the following condition has occurred:

  • 150 days have been passed since the time you filed your complete application and there is no decision
  • Your asylum application has been approved

Please note that in the first scenario if there was any delay due to the non submission of complete documents or rescheduling of interview requested by the applicant then there is no eligibility for work authorization.

Q. Can I bring my spouse and children into the USA once my asylum application has been approved?

A. Yes, once your asylum application has been approved your can bring your spouse and children into the USA through derivative asylum application.

Q. When will I be eligible for permanent residency?

A. After one year of the approval of your asylum petition you will be eligible to apply for permanent residency.