Term Asylum Application Filing Assistance
Code FT-3600.6500-060
Definition Programs that assist in filing 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 resident status after one year.
Created 6/28/01
Changed 11/30/05
Use References ABC Asylum Application Filing Assistance
Political Asylum Application Filing Assistance
See Also References Asylum Application Adjudication (FT-3550.0700)
Asylum Offices (FT-3500.1500-050)
Withholding of Removal Relief (FT-3600.6500-950)
External Classification Terms Citizenship/Immigration (CAN CI-150)
Legal Aid-Civil (UW
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal Services (NTE I80)
Specialized Law Practice Areas (NPC I06)
Related Concepts Immigrants/Refugees
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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