Term Asylum Application Adjudication
Code FT-3550.0700
Definition Programs that accept and make decisions regarding petitions for asylee status in situations where the individuals are unwilling or unable to return to or avail themselves of the protection of their country of nationality or last residence because they have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution based on their race, religion, political opinion, membership in a particular social group, or nationality. Asylum applications must be filed within one year of admission to the United States and can be made after admission or at a port of entry. Asylees may apply for lawful permanent residence status after one year.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 11/30/05
Use References ABC Asylum Application Adjudication
ABC Asylum Application Processing
Asylum Application Processing
Political Asylum Application Adjudication
Political Asylum Application Processing
See Also References Asylum Application Filing Assistance (FT-3600.6500-060)
Asylum Offices (FT-3500.1500-050)
External Classification Terms Citizenship/Immigration (CAN CI-150)
Government & Public Administration (NPC W08)
Government & Public Administration (NTE W20)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Related Concepts Immigrants/Refugees
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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