U.S. Refugee Processing (limited to UNHCR referrals only)
To be eligible for consideration under the U.S. Refugee program, an applicant must meet the definition of a refugee: a person outside of his/her country of nationality or outside his/her habitual residence, who is unwilling or unable to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. In addition, he or she must be able to establish that he or she is not already firmly resettled in a foreign country and must fall within certain refugee processing priorities.
Our Office processes only those applicants who have been referred by the U.N.H.C.R.
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State provides more information on the U.S. Refugee Program.