Hi, I'm currently under F1 visa (English school) and will submit my asylum application, I-589, next week. I had paid my tuition until mid April 2007. I have a couple of questions regarding this process: 1. The school director asked me to pay at least for 6 months tuition so that i can be legal in US. Is this true? 2. Do I have to maintain my F1 visa until the interview time so that my chance of getting an asylum will not be jeopardized? 3. Am I still legal if I get the receipt letter from USCIS stating that they had received my application before my school time expires? 4. How long will it take from getting the receipt letter and the actual interview time? I really hope that somebody can help me with these questions. Thank you so much!