Asylum Filing Process
An affirmative asylum application is when an individual files for asylum with USCIS after being allowed to enter the United States on a valid visa. The application process can be complex, and we recommend hiring an attorney for assistance. Someone already in the United States and applying for asylum following a K-1 visa application will generally have a smoother time entering the country.
To obtain asylum, you must be present in the U.S., meet a series of eligibility requirements, and file an application with USCIS within one year of arrival unless there are “changed circumstances” or “extraordinary circumstances” that delay filing. For more information, you may contact us.