Affirmative Asylum Applicants Can Now Check Case Status Online

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On January 28, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that affirmative asylum applicants with pending applications can now check the status of their applications at [PDF version]. It is important to note that this new tool is available only to those with pending affirmative asylum applications with the USCIS. It is not available for those with pending defensive asylum applications in immigration court.

Those who are considering seeking asylum should consult with an experienced immigration attorney prior to taking action. An attorney will be able to assess the facts of the particular case and determine whether they may support an asylum claim. Furthermore, filing for asylum is a complicated and evidence-intensive process, and an attorney will be able to help an applicant ensure that he or she meets all of the applicable deadlines and presents the best possible case for protection.

To learn more about asylum and related issues, please see our website's growing collection of articles on the subject [see category]. You may also find our short video introduction to asylum in immigration law useful:

Affirmative Asylum Applicants Can Now Check Case Status Online