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Asylum decision time

San Diego, CA |
Filed under: Political asylum

My case has been pending for more than 7 months now based on political.
When I went into lot of forums, I found out that, if someone is denied/referred or issued NOID, it happens within 2-4 weeks but if the case goes pending for many months, it generally means approval pending background checks. How true is this information? It might not be 100% accurate but based on your experiences, to what extent is this information relevant? I am really worried as it has been a while so if this information is even little relevant then I can wait happily and peacefully.

Thank You

I meant after the interview stage not waiting for the interview.

Attorney Answers 2


  1. Not true. Most asylum cases now take 9-12 months to reach the interview stage. Please see

    Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


  2. It is not true at all. There is no guarantee a case will be approved or denied. You need to wait until you receive a final decision.

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