USCIS New Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Order

USCIS will now schedule asylum interviews starting with newer filings and working back towards older filings.

USCIS announced that starting January 29, 2018, the Asylum Division will give priority to the most recently filed affirmative asylum applications when scheduling for interviews. For the original post, see https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/affirmative-asylum-interview-scheduling. The asylum scheduling bulletin has been taken down.

USCIS will give priority to recent filings. USCIS says to do so will reduce the incentive to file for asylum solely to obtain employment authorization. USCIS says if the cases are processed quicker, it will allow the government promptly place such individuals into removal proceedings. USCIS will now schedule asylum interviews in the following order of priority:

  • First priority: Applications that were scheduled for an interview, but the interview had to be rescheduled at the applicant’s request or the needs of USCIS.
  • Second priority: Applications that have been pending 21 days or less.
  • Third priority: All other pending affirmative asylum applications will be scheduled for interviews starting with newer filings and working back towards older filings.

In addition, Asylum office directors may consider, on a case-by-case basis, an urgent request to be scheduled for an interview if such request is submitted. Source: USCIS Website

Affirmative Asylum Scheduling Bulletin 庇护面谈时间表

On Dec. 26, 2014, USCIS began prioritizing asylum applications for interview scheduling as follows. USCIS schedules the oldest cases first. The table below lists how asylum offices are currently scheduling asylum interviews for applications pending.

美国移民局一般以申请日期来排列申请人的免谈时间。越早申请的案子会先有机会面谈。以下是个管协会庇护面谈的时间表。

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USCIS Increases Validity of Work Permits to Two Years for Asylum Applicants 移民局提高庇护申请者工卡的有效期到两年

Effective October 5, 2016U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the validity period for initial or renewal Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) for asylum applicants from one (1) year to two (2) years. Applicants with pending asylum claims file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, under category (c)(8). This change applies to all (c)(8)-based applications that are pending as of October 5, 2016 and all such applications filed on or after October 5, 2016.

从2016年10月5日开始,美国移民服务局(USCIS)延长了对未决的庇护申请者的初始或延期的就业授权文件(EAD)。从现在起,未决的庇护申请者的一年工卡有两年的有效期。庇护申请人提交I-765,就业许可申请,根据类别(c)(8)。所有(c)(8)为基础的未决的工卡申请,在2016年10日当日或之后提出的所有此类应用程序的应用程序都符合这个新的规定。