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: https://www.uscis.gov/i-589
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: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/
All residents of New York must send their applications to:
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St Albans City, VT 05479
ASYLUM INTERVIEW Locations
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