Currently, many residents of Azerbaijan want to immigrate to the United States of America or other EU countries for various reasons. This is mainly due to harassment in their homeland.
Political asylum for Azerbaijanis is the most legal way to settle in the US and get refugee status. Persons persecuted in Azerbaijan may seek asylum using such methods:
Since it is quite difficult to obtain political asylum for the citizens of Azerbaijan as well as for other residents of the former USSR, many prefer the latter method of legalization.
Asylum seekers from the former Soviet Union come to America on a regular tourist or student visa. Meanwhile, people of any status can apply, the main thing is to do it within 1 year after entering the country.
Since Azerbaijan is a Muslim country, people with non-traditional sexual orientation are subjected to brutal attacks that prevent them from being in their country, and may also threaten their life and health.
The US Immigration Service considers:
There are also other factors that the immigration service may consider as a fact of persecution in each individual case. In order to properly prepare for the submission of documents and the upcoming interview, you need to contact a good lawyer who deals with immigration issues and will be able to take into account all the details of this process.