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A “Refugee” is someone who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country because of well-founded fear of persecution due to reasons of race, religion, membership in a particular social group, political opinions, or their national origin. When a refugee is granted asylum, they are considered an "asylee".

Refugees seeking asylum in the United States should refer to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.

Note: RapidVisa does not assist with asylum cases at this time. Please contact an immigration attorney.