Individuals who fear returning to their home country may seek asylum related relief in the United States. The fear must be based on one or more of the following protected grounds:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a Particular Social Group
  • Political Opinion

The application for asylum must be filed within one year of the individual’s last entry to the United States. However, exceptions to the one-year filing requirement may be made under certain circumstances . Individuals who do not qualify for asylum may still be eligible to apply for Withholding of Removal relief or protection under the Convention Against Torture.

The attorneys at VisaZip are highly skilled in U.S. asylum law and have handled hundreds of asylum matters from individuals across the globe. Our asylum attorneys will assess your eligibility for asylum and recommend the best course of action based on your particular situation.