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  • How can I get refugee status for my child?

  • Your child had to be conceived (this means the mother was already pregnant) or born before you entered as a refugee or were granted asylum. See the Application Procedures: Getting Derivative Refugee or Asylum Status for your Child page for more information.

  • How to file for your spouse if you are a refugee?

  • See the Family of U.S. Citizens page for more information. If you want to file for your spouse, you had to be married before you entered as a refugee or were granted asylum. See the Application Procedures: Getting Derivative Refugee or Asylum Status for your Spouse page for more information.

  • What does it mean to be a direct refugee?

  • This means that you were granted refugee or asylee status directly and did not obtain it through a relative. You entered the United States as a refugee within the past 2 years or were granted asylum within the past 2 years.

  • What if I have not yet been granted refugee or asylee status?

  • If you have not yet been granted or applied for refugee or asylee status, please see the Refugees and Asylum page. Child (unmarried and under 21 when you first applied for asylum or refugee status) As the petitioner, you must be a principal refugee or asylee.

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