Political Asylum

Asylee N-400 Interview Experience

  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.

Asylum Interview Experience

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.

Asylum Interview

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.

17 years without GK and counting

  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

Conventions on Diplomatic Asylum and OAS Permanent Council Meeting

Conventions on Diplomatic Asylum and OAS Permanent Council Meeting

Taken Question Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC

August 17, 2012

Question:  Does the United States recognize the concept of diplomatic asylum beyond its Organization of American States (OAS) commitment? What is the U.S. position on the OAS Permanent Council meeting to consider convening a Foreign Ministers meeting on the situation between Ecuador and the United Kingdom?


Hi everyone,

I had my interview in NYC. It took about 10 min or less. I was approved on the spot and advised to wait for the oath letter, which I did.

Yes, I renewed my passport and went to COP three times (short trips) - I listed all trips on my application. No questions had been asked. However, being a member of this forum for years, I had all kind of docs with me to defend my decision to go.

No questions about asylum whatsoever. Just wanted to share. Good luck to everyone.

Asylee N-400 Interview Experiences

Hi All,

Sorry for the delay in posting about my experience.

As some of you know, I filed in August 2007 and got stuck in the front-log, and was unable to do my finger prints until December 2007. However, luckily, my interview was scheduled right away for March 2008.

In Buffalo, we do not have same day oath, so I knew going in that I would not be sworn in the same day. I did know however, that I would get the oath notice right away (on the spot) if I passed, because they hold ceremonies every 2 weeks.