Refugee and Political Asylum

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Asylum Interview Experience

Name: 
Sadsoul
Country: 
United States

I think it will be different with each people. In my case, all three times were different.
The officer usually did a small talk with me while going to the room from the hall asking me about the weather and other information which was not listed in application from my previous state where I lived and how I liked it here. IMO, I took that in good and bad way. Good way in the sense, that he wanted me to feel comfortable and bad way, like as if he is saying, I already know everything about you. So, its a mixed bag.

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Asylum Interview

Name: 
Masylee
Country: 
United States

Well, for my it was a long time ago, but normally the IO will ask you for your ID, passport. IO will have on his/her desk all the package that you sent before; at this time you are allow to add any information that you consider might be relevant on your case. Then after this part is done IO starts asking you questions about your case, like dates, names , cities, organizations, etc....most of lawyers advise to answer only what they are asking, not to use many words...................just go to the point. Also of course go well dressed and bring all the papers that you think might need.

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Asylee Citizenship Interview Experience Re COP

Name: 
InQ4GC
Country: 
United States
This forum made me sleep better on many nights and told me what to expect at every step. Nothing was a surprise from Asylum to US Passport.

Waited many many years and got my Asylum I485 approved in 2002. Applied N400 in Aug 07, FP in Jan 08, Citizenship interview in April 08 and got my Oath in May 08. Applied for passport routine service at the oath ceremony and got my passport in 9 days. My online status still shows my case pending since Oct 2007 !!

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Asylee N-400 Interview

Name: 
KIKI 2010
Country: 
United States
I was asked if I went back to COP and I said yes, (I only went once for two weks to visit ill family member) IO said nothing negative, just moved on with the interview process.
I know some people who were granted Asylum and went back to COP and now they're US citizens. Don't worry be very positive IO are humans too and understand that some times you have to take a risk to see a family member who is ill. Wish you best of good look, take care.
Asylum granted 2000
PR since: 07/03/2005   (Boston DO RE- N-400)

Asylee N-400 Interview Experience

Name: 
biruk60
Country: 
United States

Today I did my interview and passed. The Officer was a very beautiful young lady and she was nice and friendly. After taking an oath to tell the truth, she started going through my N-400 application (not line by line). Eventhough I said no to "citation and arrest", I had HOV violation and driving under suspended privilage tickets. Showed her documents that I paid my due and I am clear. She seemed satisified with that. Also I have said no to "have you been to jail or prison? " in my application,I told her I was detained in my home country and she said that is fine.

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Asylee N-400 Interview Experience

Name: 
nepz06
Country: 
United States
  1. It took me all togather, 119 days from application file date to an Oath Ceremony. I am proud to be the USC now. I had to wait about 40 days between interview and Oath ceremony date because my GC was not complete 5 years at the time of Interview. Otherwise my Oath would be on April 26, which would make my Naturalization process complete within 100 days. It's FAST.....!!!

    Thanks all of you (specially to wantmygcnow, thankful,shefe assylum etc) for your help, supports and advices in the issues regarding my Asylum, Green Card and finally Naturalization.
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17 years without GK and counting

Name: 
Redbullhorn
Country: 
United States
  1. 21.5 years ago I arrived to USA and June 4 I will have a citizenship interview. You can read my story.
     
    1. Following is a time table of my case

      1. December 1990 arrived in US

      2. February 1991 applied for political asylum, till 1998 was waiting for an interview due to backlog

      3. Sometime 1998 interview with immigration office, denial of asylum

      4. March, 1999 granted a political asylum status by immigration judge, New York

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Asylee Citizenship Interview Experience Re COP

Name: 
InQ4GC
Country: 
United States

This forum made me sleep better on many nights and told me what to expect at every step. Nothing was a surprise from Asylum to US Passport.

Waited many many years and got my Asylum I485 approved in 2002. Applied N400 in Aug 07, FP in Jan 08, Citizenship interview in April 08 and got my Oath in May 08. Applied for passport routine service at the oath ceremony and got my passport in 9 days. My online status still shows my case pending since Oct 2007 !!

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