Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal
Starting Monday, May 1, 2023, USCIS will only accept the October 12, 2022,
Edition of the Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Until then, you can also use the July 26, 2022, edition.
USCIS is currently experiencing delays in issuing receipts for
Due to these delays, you may not receive a receipt notice in a timely manner after you properly file your Form I-589.
For purposes of the asylum one-year filing deadline, affirmative asylum interview scheduling priorities, and Employment Authorization Document eligibility based on a pending asylum application, your filing date will still be the date that we received your properly filed
If you did not properly file your application, we will reject it and note any deficiencies in your filing.
Receipt notice in a timely manner, please do not submit multiple Forms I-589, as this may further delay your case.