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IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

For Refugees and Asylees

Refugee or asylee status may be granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion and/or because of their membership in a particular social group.

The links below contain information for those who have been granted refugee or asylee status in the United States.

"How Do I" Guides for Refugees and Asylees
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides practical guides that explain how asylees and refugees can accomplish specific tasks such as filing for children or obtaining a refugee travel document. This site is also available in Spanish.


Information for Refugees and Asylees on Traveling Abroad
If you have refugee or asylum status and want to travel outside the United States, you will need to obtain a Refugee Travel Document in order to return to the United States. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information on how to obtain a Refugee Travel Document. This page is also available in Spanish.


Information for Refugees and Asylees on Bringing Your Family to the United States
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information on how refugees and asylees can bring family members into the United States.


Information for Refugees on Filing for Permanent Residence (Green Card)
If you are admitted as a refugee, you must apply for a Green Card one year after coming to the United States. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information on how to apply for a Green Card. This site is also available in Spanish.


Assistance and Services for Asylees
If you have been granted asylum in the United States, you may be eligible to receive assistance and services through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). You will find a resource map on this website to find service providers in your local area. This site is available in multiple languages.


Benefits and Responsibilities of Asylees
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information on benefits and responsibilities for individuals who have been granted asylum.


Information for Asylees on Filing for Permanent Residence (Green Card)
If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants you asylum status, you are eligible for a Green Card one year after receiving your grant of asylum. USCIS provides information on how to apply for a Green Card. This site is also available in Spanish.