Refugees and asylees can apply for a green card.
If you were
|Then you may apply for permanent residence|
|admitted to the United States as:
||1 year after your entry into the United States|
|granted asylum in the United States||1 year after the grant of your asylum status|
Note: As a refugee, you are required by law to apply for permanent resident status 1 year after being admitted to the United States. As an asylee, you are not required to apply for permanent resident status after being granted asylum for 1 year, although it may be in your best interest to do so.
For more information on how refugees, asylees, and their family members can apply for green cards see:
Green Card for a Refugee: Explains the refugees eligibility criteria and application process for a green card.
Green Card for an Asylee: Explains the aslyees and their family members eligibility criteria and application process for a green card.
For more information about applying for refugee and asylum status, see our Humanitarian page.