To apply for asylum, you will need to complete Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Forms are available by clicking on the link to Form I-589 below or by calling the forms request line at 1-800-870-3676. The table below explains where to file your Form I-589. See 8 CFR § 208.4(b). For more information on applying for asylum, see “Obtaining Asylum in the United States: Two Paths” and “The Affirmative Asylum Process” in the links below.
Where to File Your Form I-589
Applying for asylum for the first time and have not been placed in removal proceedings in Immigration Court
USCIS Service Center that has jurisdiction over your place of residence.
Previously applied for and were denied asylum by INS or USCIS
Asylum Office having jurisdiction over your place of residence.
Currently in removal proceedings in Immigration Court
Immigration Court having jurisdiction over your place of residence.
Certain crewmembers, stowaways, individuals who entered the U.S. pursuant to the Visa Waiver Program and others described in
USCIS Service Center having jurisdiction over your place of residence.