Family Members of Asylees
The USCIS asylum program accepts new Form I-589 applications from derivative asylees (spouses or children of a principal asylee) who no longer meet the definition of a spouse or child of the principal asylee in order to provide such individuals with a way to become a permanent resident
Note: In certain cases, the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) may allow you to retain the classification of “child” even if you have reached age 21.
Family Application Process
You must prepare a separate Form I-485 application packet for yourself (the principal asylee) and for your spouse and each child who received derivative asylee status if they also want to obtain a green card.
You may submit several different application packages in the same mailing package. To hold each application packet together, please use a single staple or a paper clip.
Change of Address
If your address changes, you must inform USCIS in writing within 10 days of moving.
You may meet this requirement by:
Mailing Form AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card, to the address on the form
Completing “Step 1” of the Online “Change My Address” Form
You should NOT mail the AR-11 to the correct address AND complete an online change of address.
While your asylum application is pending with the Asylum Office, you must ALSO notify the Asylum Office within 10 days after you change your address in one of the following ways:
Complete “Step 2” of the online form
Mail an original or copy of Form AR-11 to the Asylum Office
Mail a letter with your old and new address information to the Asylum Office
Provide your new address to the Asylum Office in-person
Provide your new address to the asylum officer at your interview, or call the
at 1-800-375-5283 National