The Immigration Clinic recognizes the need for reliable information about how to apply for asylum, even if you aren’t able to find an attorney to represent you.
The following information is meant to assist you in filling out your application if you are unable to obtain counsel. This information is not legal advice regarding your case, and use of these resources does not mean that the Clinic is representing you in your case.
Resources for Your Asylum Case
Form I-589 is the form used to apply for asylum, whether or not you are in removal proceedings.
This section includes links to several manuals published to help those who are filing asylum applications without the assistance of an attorney.
After completing your asylum application, it is critical that you submit your form to the correct office. This link will provide more information about how to submit your asylum application to USCIS or to the Immigration Court.
After filing your asylum application, you may need to gather other evidence to prepare for your interview or your hearing. This page will list resources of what to expect next.
After filing your application, your next step may be an interview. Click here for more information on what to expect at your interview.
After filing your application, your next step may be a hearing in immigration court. These resources will help you know what to expect in immigration court.