Adjustment of Status for Asylees

Once you have been granted asylum status, you can apply to become a lawful permanent resident if you meet the eligibility requirements:

  • You must continue to meet the definition of a refugee, you have not firmly resettled in any foreign country and your asylum status must not have been terminated
  • You must have been physically present in the United States for at least one year after you have been granted asylum
  • You must be physically present in the United States at the time you file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
  • You are admissible to the United States for lawful permanent residence or are eligible for a waiver to cure the grounds that make you inadmissible
  • You must be eligible for a favorable exercise of discretion

Contact our office for more information about the process of applying for asylum and to learn how AH Immigration Law can address your immigration needs. How do you get work authorization when applying for asylum? See the section titled “Employment Authorization Document (EAD)”.