Can I apply for asylum at an American Embassy?

No, you cannot apply for asylum in an American Embassy. You must be physically present in the United States at a port of entry of America. If you are an asylee, you can apply for affirmative or defensive asylum processing within the United States. With some limited exceptions, your application must be filed within one year of your entry into the U.S. For more legal help when applying for asylum in America, use the free tool below.

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