Submit the following required documents if you currently have an I-589 application for asylum status pending with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). View application deadlines.
If you have Applicant for Asylum status, you will not qualify for Texas resident/in-state tuition rates until you have been approved for asylum. You will be charged the out-of-state/international non-resident tuition rate, unless you qualify for residency status (Texas Senate Bill 1528).
Documents Required for Prospective Students with USCIS Applicant for Asylum Status
Upload the required application documents directly into your application profile, with clear PDF scans of each document. Where multiple forms and documents are required, ensure you scan all documents into one PDF file to upload into the appropriate category. Your application will not be complete until all supplemental documents are received.
Documents Required for Applicant for Asylum
|International Student Data Sheet||On form|
|Passport||Submit photocopy of passport identification pages.||Provided by student|
|USCIS I-797 Receipt Notice
Form I-797 Notice of Action
|Submit photocopy if you are applying for permanent residency (green card) status (I-130 or I-485 stage).||Provided by student|
|Employment Authorization Document (Card)||Submit photocopy of EAD (front and back) if you have authorization to work in the U.S.||Provided by student|
|English Proficiency Score
Only one test is required.
|View instructions & exemptions.
ACC ESOL Test
Academic IELTS Minimum Score Required: Overall Band Score of 6.5
|Register at TOEFL.org or IELTS.org.|
|College/university transcript||See transcript instructions.||Provided by school attended|
|High school transcript||Not required if you attended college. See transcript instructions.||Provided by school attended|
|Application fee: $100 one-time only, nonrefundable||Pay application fee. Upload email receipt once paid.||Provided by student|
|Visa document, if applicable:
Visa or Visa Status USCIS Approval Notice
|Photocopy document||Provided by student|
Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Card
|Print I-94 form||Provided by student|