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 [see category] 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 [see article].
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)
Asylum and Refugee Q&A With the Nebraska Service Center