Updated information for the October 2016 Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Bulletin is now available.
The new tables detail the processing dates for affirmative asylum applications. filed directly with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). (USCIS).
Processing times in this bulletin do not apply for asylum cases filed in immigration court.
Children's cases and interviews that were rescheduled by the applicant or USCIS. are prioritized and processed as soon as possible..
For other cases, USCIS schedules interviews with an asylum officer in the order in which the applications were filed. The Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Bulletin reflects the processing dates for these cases.
USCIS has eight asylum offices around the United States that are responsible for reviewing and deciding affirmative asylum applications. Where you live will determine which office will review your application and schedule your interview with an asylum officer.
How to Read the Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Bulletin
Below you can see the Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Bulletin by October 2016.
The bulletin contains three columns of information. Based on which office and when the application was submitted, you can see the month and year that the interview will be scheduled.
Review the information in this order:
- The first column, which shows the cities of the USCIS asylum offices that have jurisdiction over the place where the immigrant lives (If you live under the jurisdiction of...).
- The third column: shows month and year in which immigrants applied for affirmative asylum (For people who filed in...).
- The second column: depending on where and when the applications were submitted, the month and year in which the interviews were scheduled (We scheduled interviews in...).
The process of applying for asylum is complex. You should consult with an immigration attorney to carefully evaluate your case and represent you in your affirmative asylum interview with USCIS.