Original Date AnnouncedNovember 2, 2020
USCIS announced via the USCIS Form I-589 webpage that beginning Nov. 2, 2020, asylum offices will no longer accept the filing of Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, that previously were filed directly with a local asylum office. These forms must be filed with the Asylum Vetting Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
[ID #1149]Instructions on Filing Form I-589 at Asylum Vetting Center
Effective DateNovember 2, 2020
Current StatusFully in Effect
Original Trump Policy StatusStatus: Final/ActualTrump Administration Actions: Change in Practice Forms and Information CollectionSubject Matter: Asylum, Withholding and CATAgencies Affected: USCIS
Associated or Derivative Policies
Pre Trump-Era Policies