You can be barred from both applying for and receiving asylum for certain actions.
Bars to Applying for Asylum
You may not be eligible to apply for asylum if you:
There are exceptions to these bars for “changed circumstances” or “extraordinary circumstances.” Both are defined in 8 CFR 208.4. For more information on the bars and the exceptions, see our “Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations” page.
Bars from a Grant of Asylum
You could be barred from a grant of asylum if we find that you:
You will also be barred from receiving asylum if you are inadmissible because you:
For more information terrorist and national security bars, see our “Bars to Asylum and Inadmissibility Grounds Related to Terrorist Activity” page.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/01/2011