Q&A

Do asylum seekers have to apply in first country?

Do asylum seekers have to apply in first country?

To avoid abuses, European law, the Dublin Regulation, requires that asylum seekers have their asylum claim registered in the first country they arrive in, and that the decision of the first EU country they apply in, is the final decision in all EU countries.

Can asylum seekers visit their country?

Asylees can travel outside the United States with refugee travel documents. It is essential that the asylee not return to her home country until she has become a U.S. citizen and can travel with a U.S. passport.

When do you have to apply for asylum in the US?

According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum seekers must apply within one year of being in the U.S. or they will not be eligible, except under special circumstances.

What happens if you apply for asylum in another EU country?

If migrants travel to another EU member state from the country of first entry to claim asylum, the second EU member state can deport them to the country of first entry under the regulation’s provisions. Recent events suggest that these agreements can struggle to manage dramatic surges in extraordinary migration events.

Can a Guatemalan apply for asylum in the US?

Leftist political opposition in Guatemala, as well as U.S. State Department officials opposed to the agreement between Morales and Trump and rallied for the injunction against Morales, as first reported by this news site. Currently under U.S. law, potential immigrants can apply for asylum if they are at a port of entry or in the United States.

How long does it take to get a decision on asylum?

A decision should be made on your asylum application within 180 days after the date you filed your application unless there are exceptional circumstances. For more information about the step by step asylum process, see the Affirmative Asylum Process page. Where Can I Find the Law on Asylum?

When to apply for asylum in the United States?

You may apply for asylum regardless of your immigration status and within one year of your arrival to the United States. Filed your application after being in the United States for more than one year. However, you may qualify for an exception if you show extraordinary circumstances relating to your delay in filing.

If migrants travel to another EU member state from the country of first entry to claim asylum, the second EU member state can deport them to the country of first entry under the regulation’s provisions. Recent events suggest that these agreements can struggle to manage dramatic surges in extraordinary migration events.

Leftist political opposition in Guatemala, as well as U.S. State Department officials opposed to the agreement between Morales and Trump and rallied for the injunction against Morales, as first reported by this news site. Currently under U.S. law, potential immigrants can apply for asylum if they are at a port of entry or in the United States.

Can you apply for asylum if you are convicted of a crime?

Yes. You may apply for asylum with USCIS regardless of your immigration status if: You file an asylum application within one year of arriving to the United States or demonstrate that you are within an exception to that rule. Can I Apply for Asylum Even if I Was Convicted of a Crime?