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Eligibility to Apply for a Green Card as a Refugee or Asylee

If you were granted a refugee or asylee status by the US, 1 year after your entry to the US as a refugee or asylee you become eligible to apply for a green card/permanent resident status.

1 year after being admitted to the US, refugees are required by law to apply for a permanent resident status. Although the asylees are not required to apply for a permanent resident status 1 year after being granted asylum status in the US, you should consult with an immigration lawyer to see if applying for a green card is your best option.

2-Year Employment Authorization Now Available for Asylum Applicants

If you are an asylum applicant and applied for your employment authorization for the first time or renewing your existing employment authorization on or after October 5, 2016, the validity period of employment authorization is now increased from 1 year to 2 years by the USCIS.