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You may find out the status of a pending asylum application by sending a written inquiry or by visiting the Asylum Office with jurisdiction over your case.

Writing: 

You should write to the Asylum Office having jurisdiction over your case.

Please provide the following information when you write.

  • Applicant's A-Number (8 or 9 digit number following the letter "A")
  • Applicant's current legal name and, if different, the name as it appears on the application
  • Applicant's or petitioner's date of birth
  • Date of interview, if applicable

Visiting:

You may inquire in person at the Asylum Office where your case is pending. The eight asylum offices are located at: Arlington, VA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles (Anaheim), CA; Miami, FL; Newark, NJ (Lyndhurst); New York, NY (Rosedale); and San Francisco, CA.

Please note that in accordance with CFR 208.6 USCIS may not release information about your asylum case to a third party without your written permission.  If you would like information about your case released to your attorney, please include a signed copy of the Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative, with the request.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
10/29/2008