DIRECT FILING ADDRESSES FOR FORM I-589 APPLICATION FOR ASYLUM AND FOR WITHHOLDING OF REMOVAL

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WHERE TO FILE I-589?

Asylum applications should be sent to Service Centers, depending on where the applicant resides in the United States.

There is NO filing fee for this application.

To apply for asylum in the United States and for withholding of removal (formerly called “withholding of deportation”). You may file for asylum if you are physically in the United States.

If you are Not in proceedings in Immigration Court or before the Board of Immigration Appeals:

Mail your completed Form I-589 and any other additional information to the USCIS Service Center as indicated below:

If you live in:Then file your application with the:
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • Western Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford,
    Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie,
    Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson,Lawrence, McKean, Mercer,
    Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland
Texas Service Center
Attn: Asylum P.O. Box 851892
Mesquite, TX 75185-1892
  • Arizona
  • California counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, or Ventura
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada counties of Clark, Esmerelda, Nye or Lincoln
California Service Center
P.O. Box 10881
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-0881
  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Any county in California or Nevada not listed above.
Nebraska Service Center
P.O. Box 87589
Lincoln, NE 68501-7589  
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • A county in Pennsylvania which is not listed above

❗️If you are currently in proceedings in Immigration Court (that is, if you have been served with Form I-221, Order to Show Cause and Notice of Hearing; Form I-122, Notice to Applicant for Admission Detained for Hearing Before an Immigration Judge; Form I-862, Notice to Appear; or Form I-863, Notice of Referral to Immigration Judge), you are required to file your Form I-589 with the Immigration Court having jurisdiction over your case.

Can I ask for political asylum from outside the US?

NO. To apply for political asylum, you must be in the United States (embassies or diplomatic missions outside the US will not help you in this matter). Being outside the US, you can only apply for refugee status and this procedure is also a complicated procedure.

Can I apply for asylum when crossing the border?

This is possible, and such cases often occur at the border crossing with Mexico. The application directly on the border is an extreme measure. A very important point is that when you cross the border without the necessary permission (US visa) and asylum application, you are most likely to be detained and placed in an immigration prison where you will conduct initial inquiries and check all the facts you previously stated . The decisions of the border service can be delayed for weeks or even months.

Can I apply for political asylum if I am illegally in the US?

You have the right to defend and examine your application, even if you are in an illegal status. It is very important that this happens in the first year of your stay in the country. Otherwise, you have to argue, there are compelling reasons why you did not do this before.

How long does it take to get an interview for asylum?

Beginning on January 29, 2018, the Immigration Department for Asylum (USCIS Citizenship and Immigration Service Group) will give priority to the newest applications when assigning interviews.Such a change in the schedule of interviews will make it possible to weed out those applicants who use groundless statements and try to use this process solely to obtain a work permit and will enable the USCIS to immediately identify such persons and begin the process of their deportation. In reality, the new Priority will allow the USCIS to make decisions on qualified asylum seekers more quickly and efficiently.

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