How to Apply for Asylum


We highly recommend that you come for a free RIF legal consultation before you apply for asylum. Click here for upcoming legal consultations.

After your RIF legal consultation, we suggest you look for a lawyer to represent you with a good reputation. Unfortunately there are a lot of fraudulent immigration services providers in the city, so you should really do good research.

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


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