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Waiting for Asylum Office Decision

Woodbridge, NJ |

I still haven't heard back from the Asylum office. I had political asylum interview on the first week of February. The next week I received a notice of intent to deny (NOID) because I have valid legal status in the United States. I had 16 days to explain in writing either why the claim should be granted or I needed to submit new evidence to support the claim. I submitted my new evidence within 16 days but it has been almost 2 month since new evidence was submitted and I haven't heard anything back from the asyulm office. I don't know what to do.

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It is almost impossible to advise you on what to do without reviewing your case and your submissions. If you do not have an attorney you should at least consult with one. Why did they say you have legal status? If they deny your asylum application they may issue a notice to appear with deportation consequences.

973-984-0800. Please be advised my answers to questions does not constitute legal advise and you should not rely on it, due to the fact that we have never met, I have not been aprised of the facts in you case nor have I reviewed any documents.



I came to the US on F1 Visa and I have been maintaining my legal status.


Your attorney, if you had one can tell you better. If you did not have one, have one review your submissions ( hopefully you kept a copy) This is not an unusual wait for a decision.

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Talk to your attorney ... or hire one to review your papers.

It can take time.

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