INSTRUCTION SHEET FOR AN UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILD IN
IMMIGRATION COURT TO SUBMIT AN 1-589 ASYLUM APPLICATION
TO U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (USCIS)
Date: _______________ _
ICE Attorney: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
You are receiving these instructions from a representative of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) because you appear to be an unaccompanied alien child, you are in Immigration Court. and
you have indicated your intent to file a Form 1-589. Application for Asylum and lor Withholding of
Removal. You may submit an 1-589 application to USCIS only if you have received these
instructions from ICE.
Attachments to this UAC Instruction Sheet:
In addition to these instructions, this packet contains a blank Form 1-589 application, Instructions for
the 1-589, and a USCIS Form AR-II (Alien's Change of Address Card). You may request from the
Immigration Court the List of Free Legal Service Providers.
Definition of an unaccompanied alien child:
As defined at 6 U.S.C. § 279(g)(2). an unaccompanied alien child means:
a child who-
(A) has no lawful immigration status in the United States:
has not attained 18 years of age: and
(C) with respect to whom-
(i) there is no parent or legal guardian in the United States: or
(ii) no parent or legal guardian in the United States is available to provide care
and physical custody.
If you are an unaccompanied alien child and you are filing an asylum application, you must
file your asylum application with USCIS.
Send these 4 items to the address below:
(1) The completed. signed original and two copies of your Form 1-589 application. For more
details on how to complete the Form 1-589 application and the documents to include in your
application, see the Instructions for the 1-589. included in this packet and available at
(2) A Form 0-28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative) if you are
(3) Any documentation you have to indicate that you are an unaccompanied alien child; and
UAC Instruction Sheet - version March 2009