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Understanding What Happens During a Credible/Reasonable Fear Interview

These materials provide an in-depth look at how credible and reasonable fear interviews work: what questions Asylum Officers ask and in what order.



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Notes and Worksheet from Negative Credible Fear Determination

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
The Asylum Officer's notes and worksheet from a credible fear interview in 2021 in which the asylum seeker received a negative credible fear determination.

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Notes from Positive CFI Determination

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
The Asylum Officer's notes for a credible fear interview in 2021 in which the applicant received a positive decision.

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Mock Credible Fear Interview

Immigration Justice Campaign
In this video, an Asylum Officer conducts a credible fear interview with a detained asylum seeker, whose attorney is also present.

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Sample Transcript of Credible Fear Interview

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
A transcript of a credible fear interview with a Guatemalan asylum seeker.

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Asylum Officer's Notes from Credible Fear Interview

Immigration Justice Campaign
The Asylum Officer's notes and summary of a credible fear interview. The format, and some of the questions, are standardized, so this is a very helpful tool to use in preparing for a credible fear interview.