Asylum or refugee status may be granted to people who have faced persecution or feel they will be persecuted on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion. It can be difficult to know what to do when applying for asylum and the Mykyta Law Firm can help you get through the process smoothly. In all cases of asylum, you must submit an I-589 Form. You can list your spouse and children on the form if you are applying for asylum on their behalf. Most asylum cases are decided within six months, and if any problems arise during the process, an asylum attorney can address them.