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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.


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


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.

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