Asylum and Refugee Q&A With the Nebraska Service Center

Alexander J. Segal's picture

On November 12, 2015, an interesting Q and A was conducted with the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) about asylee and refugee issues. You may read the Q&A yourself here.1

It is well worth reading yourself, but I will highlight a few of the most interesting points from the Q and A.


  • The NSC explained the best procedures for requesting expedited processing of an application for a refugee travel document.
  • The NSC explained that under current policies, a renewed EAD for an asylee or refugee will have a renewal date on the day the Form I-765 is approved, and will not be backdated to the day after the previous EAD expired. However, USCIS is considering changing this policy.
  • The NSC stated that asylees and refugees should continue following instructions on the Form I-485 regarding required documentation that must be submitted with the Form I-485.
  • The NSC stated that a refugee who has had an overseas medical examination and has no Class A medical issues “only needs to submit the vaccination supplement (Part 1, 2, 4 (biographical info/signature pages) and Part 7 (vaccination supplement) of Form I-693).”


  1. NSC Liasion Q&As on Refugee and Asylee Issues (Nov. 12, 2015), published on AILA InfoNet at Doc. No. 15101463 (Nov. 25, 2015)