Asylum is available to persons already in the United States who are seeking protection based on the same five protected grounds upon which refugees rely. They may apply at a port of entry at the time they seek admission or within one year of arriving in the United States. There is no limit on the number of individuals who may be granted asylum in a given year nor are there specific categories for determining who may seek asylum. In FY 2014, 23,533 individuals were granted asylum.
Refugees and asylees are eligible to become LPRs one year after admission to the United States as a refugee or one year after receiving asylum.
For An Appointment
AIS provides assistance and support for immigrants and refugees seeking to become United States citizens. This includes assistance with all family based visa applications.
Call: (919) 589-5231
or email us
Naturalization checklist to bring to appointment