July 28, 2022
USCIS is currently experiencing delays in issuing receipts for Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Due to these delays, you may not receive a receipt notice in a timely manner after you properly file your Form I-589.

Form I-589 is a form that non-U.S. citizens who find themselves in the United States can file in order to apply for asylum and withholding of removal. The United States Center for Immigration Services stated recently on their website that they are currently experiencing delays which may cause applicants not to receive their receipt on time after they submit their application.

The institution also assured applicants that their filing date will be considered rather than when their file is processed in order for them not to be penalized during a certain number of operations or circumstances.

For example, when scheduling affirmative asylum interviews or when asylum seekers are requesting employment eligibility documents the filing date will be considered. Also the asylum one year filing deadline will be calculation by taking into consideration, not the date when their files are processed but their filing date.

Applicants however have to watch their steps and be very cautious while filing their applications as their files might be rejected if they fail to meet any of the requirements.

USCIS stated that they would take time to inform any applicants whose file is rejected of the reason for that. They can make appropriate corrections and resubmit their application. Submitting the same application many time is not a good idea either. The sole submission is enough. The institution advised applicants to be patient and calmly wait for their receipt after their application is filed.
Need to file an I-589 application? Here are a few things to consider.

Avoid procrastination

As mentioned earlier, the U.S. government gives a one year deadline to anyone who would like to apply for Asylum and for withholding of removal. This may seem a long period and give way to procrastination.

Given that the U.S. immigration officials treat security matters as very sensitive, finding yourself without any legal protection may cost you much more. The risk of deportation becomes very high. Better start earlier!

Avoid lying in your application

As it is with every immigration related matters, U.S. authorities give very careful attention to the processing of I-589. Any inconsistency in your files may lead them to the conclusion that you are lying and you may not only lose the opportunity to be considered an asylum seeker but you will permanently be denied any opportunity to immigrate to the U.S. in the future.

Give as much details as possible. For example, you may give more explanation about a date you can no longer remember. Use supplement B – Form I-589 for that purpose. If you are unsure what to do or how to fill the form you can seek assistance from an immigration legal practitioner.

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