Political Asylum Series: India

Political Asylum – Part I

Spotlight: India

I’m going to introduce a new segment to my blog readers.  Many current and potential clients contact me or my office to discuss whether or not they have a legitimate claim to asylum in the United States.  I am going to start a series on this blog to discuss previous asylum applications and the applicant’s country of origin so you can use these posts to help yourself determine if asylum is a possibility for you

This asylum post will cover asylum applications where the applicant is of Indian origin.

Political Asylum Requirements

Foreign nationals in the US who are unable or unwilling to return to their home country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, or membership in a particular social or political group may obtain asylum.

Examples of Successful US Asylum Cases Made by Indian Nationals

We can help you win your asylum claim and obtain permanent residency (green card) in the US

Many Indian nationals have credible fear of persecution in India that can lead to an asylum approval.  However, most asylum cases are denied due to applicants failure to articulate their fear and document events that have led to that fear.  We have successfully helped many Indian clients and we are familiar with many circumstances that can lead to a successful asylum claim.  In our experience, most asylum applications are adjudicated in 3-6 months.  It is best, but not mandatory, to file your asylum application within the first 12 months of your entry to the US and while you have a valid immigration status such as a visitor or work visa.   We understand the fear and the pain you’re going through and we’ll make sure that your asylum process is as painless as possible.

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink
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  1. Written by kalag jee
    on September 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Hey, your post is interesting & informating..i am in US on a Non-immigrant visa. I would like to consult you regarding the possiblities of asylum.

  2. Written by Vikram
    on November 7, 2010 at 7:57 am

    hi.. im going to marry a muslim girl and im a hindu my religion. im 25 and she is 22. both our families opposed to this marriage. We are feeling increasingly threatened for our lives in this situation. I would like to know whether we both can seek asylum in US before or after the marriage? what is the shortest route possible to get to US and marry or for that matter any country where we can go and live peacefully. Please help its very urgent..

  3. Written by Vikram
    on November 7, 2010 at 7:57 am

    im from india btw

  4. Written by Suresh
    on April 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm


    I’m a Tamil male working in US using H1B visa. I would like to know more about the possibilities of Political Asylum for me, wife and our daughter who was born in US.


  5. Written by Wali
    on October 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

    i am married and ours is an interfaith marriage , i would like to seek asylum in any country where we both can live in peace,its a matter of urgency could you help us out.

  6. Written by gurinder singh
    on December 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    i am illegal in usa i merry with mexican girl here in usa shes a green card holder i get political asylum in mexico in 2007 i m from india and i speak good spanish i move from mexico and enter illegaly in usa because many people in mexico they dont like indian and also mexican mafia to much problems in mexico thats why i move wht should i do i get sick in mexico i m afradi i dont know wht i do i have mexican immigration papers and work permit but its expire please help me

  7. Written by Surinder Singh
    on March 26, 2013 at 7:56 am

    i m from india and need asylum in usa presently residing in India. I am small political leader of a party. I belong to general caste. our govt provide all facilities like free electricity, education, free food etc to other caste and reserve seats for them and impose heavy tax to general castes. govt nothing do for us. can this reason would become for asylum?

  8. Written by Dony Davis
    on December 20, 2015 at 1:52 am

    I am in India
    I am a Christian
    Married a Hindu girl by special marriage act
    Have b1 visa
    Can u help me get Asylum

    Facing lot of emotional issues at work and family because of inter religion marriage and me being a minority

    Can you help me get Asylum

  9. Written by Anonymous
    on September 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Hello, I am an Indian and I am here in USA for last 4 years. I am Hindu and in love with my girlfriend who is christian from Andhra. Currently cases in India making me feel insecure of post marriage situation.

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