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January 29, 2019

What is the fee to apply for asylum?

There is no fee to apply for asylum,1 but there may be minor fees associated with getting a criminal background check or with obtaining other supporting documentation.2

1 See USCIS website
2 See Public Counsel Law Center’s Asylum Manual, page 72