How to Apply for Asylum


We highly recommend consulting a lawyer, or attending one of our legal workshops before submitting an application by yourself! Click here to find the upcoming legal workshop.

To view the asylum application and instructions please visit

You will need your I-94 number for this application. It was given to you when you entered the United States, but you can find it by going to this link:

All residents of New York must send their applications to: 

Vermont Service Center
Attention: Asylum
75 Lower Welden Street
St Albans City, VT 05479


You may check which applications USCIS is currently scheduling for interviews at the following link:

Please note: This table can give you an estimate of where your application is in the queue and when it may be scheduled. It is NOT a guarantee that your case will be processed within the stated time frame.

In most cases, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island residents will be called for interviews at this location: 1065 Stewart Avenue, Suite 200, Bethpage, New York

Bronx and Manhattan residents will interview at: 1200 Wall Street West, Fourth Floor Lyndhurst, New Jersey

Please click here for more information on finding a lawyer in New York.