Asylees Traveling Abroad

January 2nd, 2007

On December 27, 2006, the USCIS has issued a fact sheet discussing requirements for travel abroad for applicants for asylum, asylees and legal permanent residents whose cases were based on asylee status.  The fact sheet states that applicants for asylum should have the advance parole travel document before they depart the US, asylees should have the refugee travel document and that legal permanent residents may use a refugee travel document.  The fact sheet also states that an applicant for asylum, an asylee or an LPR based on asylum may lose their asylee status if they travel to the country from which they are claiming asylum.  The USCIS will review the circumstances for their return to such country.