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Information about the Asylum and Refugee Application in the United States. This type of visa is issue to people who come to the United States looking for freedom and protection because they have suffered persecution in their country or residence or they might suffer persecution due to Race, Religion, Nationality, Membership in a social group, or Political opinions. Any person who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, is not considered a refugee. It is very important that you never lie to immigration officers because this could cause to loose all your immigration benefits, to be deported out of the country and to be denied entry to the US in the future.
If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to stay or enter the United States. Your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old might also be eligible to obtain the asylum status. The process for Asylum and to be accepted as a Refugee is not the same but it is very similar. If you are approved as a refugee, you will receive support with a medical exam, cultural guidance, help with travel plans, and a loan to travel to the United States. After you enter the United States, you will be eligible to receive medical and cash assistance, along with other benefits.
The following are common questions about the Asylum and Refugee immigration status:
Find out more information about how to apply for this visa and the answer to visa questions including how to access official visa application forms, application filing fees, passport requirements, general information, U.S. consulates information, and official application information.