What Is a Refugee/Asylum Visa?
Refugee visas and asylum visas can be granted to individuals fleeing persecution, war, natural disasters and other situations in which their life is at risk. These journeys, which all start with the hope for a better future, can also be full of danger and fear. Some people risk falling prey to human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. Some are detained by the authorities as soon as they arrive in a new country. Once they’re settling in and start building a new life, many face daily racism, xenophobia and discrimination.
Every day, all over the world, people make one of the most difficult decisions in their lives: to leave their homes in search of a safer, better life.
Most people in the world have had the experience of leaving the place where they grew up. Maybe they will only move as far as the next village or city. But for some people, they will need to leave their country entirely – sometimes for a short time, but sometimes forever.
Eligibility for Refugee/Asylum Visa.
You may apply for asylum if you are at a port of entry or in the United States. You may apply for asylum regardless of your immigration status and within one year of your arrival to the United States.
You will not be eligible to apply for asylum if you:·
Filed your application after being in the United States for more than one year. However, you may qualify for an exception if you show
- changed circumstances materially affecting your asylum eligibility for asylum or
- extraordinary circumstances relating to your delay in filing.
- You must still file your application within a reasonable time under the circumstances to be eligible for an exception.
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