You must meet all of the following in order to apply:

  1. You must show that there is at least a 50% chance you will be persecuted if returned to your home country.
  2. The persecution you fear is because of a protected ground
  3. You must show that the abuse has been, or would be, inflicted by the government or by a group the government is unable or unwilling to control.
  4. You do not have a “particularly serious crime” and have not persecuted others. If you have been convicted of an aggravated felony and sentenced to 5 years or more, or a drug trafficking offense, you are probably not eligible.