What is the asylum interview?

The asylum interview is a process when you explain to your asylum officer the reasons why you left your home country and arrived to the US.

During the interview, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your application to verify whether what you’re saying is true.

The asylum interview typically takes place shortly after you filed your application. USCIS also notifies asylum applicants when their interview is scheduled. It’s strongly recommended not to miss the asylum interview. Otherwise, USCIS may decline your request for asylum, and they will start proceedings to remove you from the country. If you can’t attend the interview at the specified date, you can contact USCIS and reschedule the meeting at a different time. In that case, USCIS will give your asylum application the highest priority.