Hello. I have a question about the fingerprint notice for asylum applicants
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My experience is that you should have received your notice within a few weeks and *perhaps* the notice has gotten lost in the mail. It is important that you follow-up. I would go to the Asylum Office *in person* to let them know you still have not gotten your Fingerprint Notification and ask for more information. Although it usually fails to provide any information on asylum cases, you also may want to try calling the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 to see if someone there can provide more information. Good luck.
There is no timetable except that if they haven't decided your case by day 150 since filing, you may request work authorization.
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It usually takes 2-3 months, but can be longer. You should apply for a work permit once you have reached the 150th day since filing the I-589.
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