Thanks for your input Double. I do have an attorney and she wrote them a letter explaining my situation. But the school doesn't seem to care, and they insist that my current status will be F2 until I receive a final approval for my asylum application. I am looking for a legal proof, and asked my...
I am an asylum applicant, and my application has been pending for more than 200 days.
I applied for EAD, and received my Employment Authorization Document.
Prior to my application for asylum, I was holding F2 status. I have been admitted to purse my postgraduate studies, but my university...
I hope we both get a final decision ASAP. I advise you ti maintain your status, since you will gain nothing but instability if you lose it.
Have you applied for EAD? How long did it take for you to receive it?
Pretty much the same thing here. I applied for asylum on February 2013, and went for an interview at Arlington asylum office. I have not received any decision yet. I am now allowed to work under my current status. I applied for EAD 1 month ago, but haven't heard a word yet.
Apparently there is...
It has been 146 days since my application was submitted and 46 days since I conducted my interview.
My interview was conducted at Arlington Asylum Office, but I have not received a decision yet. I pray for all of us to finish this process and start a new life here ASAP.
I am yet waiting to hear the decision on my case. It has already been one month since the interview.
I think the documents you mentioned would be sufficient. Make sure you include the report by U.S Department of State. My file was completed by my attorney, and it was pretty much as you said...
Hey Martin, I think you have had a very strong case, because according to the reports by U.S Department of state, religious minorities are in serious danger in Iran. Were you referred to an immigration court after rejection? I do not have accurate information about the re-application process...
I think now you have the right answer. The officer may ask you the following questions: (he asked me those questions during my interview)
- Are you able to go back to Iran, practice your faith, and keep it to yourself in a way that the government does not find out?
- If you go back to Iran...
You WILL NOT be granted asylum based on "not wanting to pretend". You WILL be granted asylum based on "well founded fear of persecution". If you believe "you can practice Christianity without going to church", then you are giving a reason to believe your life/freedom will not be in danger if you...
If you are not fluent in English, you are responsible to bring a translator to the interview. The asylum office does not facilitate applicants with translators. I recommend you to talk to your attorney, and he/she will be able to connect you with a translator.
Guys I went for interview on Monday. Unfortunately, the officer who was supposed to interview me called in sick on that day, and I have to wait so that a new interview is rescheduled for me. I guess have to wait another month again. I am so distressed :(
-According to what I found out, you can apply for work authorization after 150 days of submission. But I recommend you to discuss that with your attorney.
- Which state are you residing in? There are a restricted number of asylum interview centers (I think 8), and if you are not in a state...
That is a smart question, thanks for sharing. I would appreciate if you answer the following questions:
1- How long did your interview take?
2- Did the officer conduct a detailed examination of your knowledge about the new faith?
I just finished the movie, and found it very useful. I highly recommend it to all asylum applicants, gives you an insight of what you must expect. And thank you for the informative article. I am going through the questions now.
Dada it is:)
Thank you brother/sister, and congratulations for the approval! Have you got your Working Authorization too? Or you will be getting it after background check? How long does background check usually take?