I understand your concern about the waiting time for your Asylum interview. However, the length of the wait can be highly unpredictable and varies from case to case. It can range from several months to several years. The Asylum process is currently facing significant backlogs, resulting in delays and uncertainty for applicants.
Since you filed the application independently, it is crucial to ensure that you have provided a thorough and complete declaration and supporting evidence, including country conditions. If any additional evidence or information is needed, it is advisable to supplement your case to avoid potential issues promptly.
Filing a strong and comprehensive case from the beginning is important, as it demonstrates the credibility and validity of your Asylum claim. It is not advisable to wait until closer to the interview date to start gathering evidence, as it may raise doubts about the authenticity of your claim.
While hiring an immigration lawyer is not mandatory, it can significantly benefit your case. If financial constraints prevent you from hiring a lawyer, you may need to take on the responsibility of learning and navigating the Asylum process yourself. However, seeking legal assistance or supplementing your application with additional evidence and information to strengthen your case is never too late.
Remember, the objective is not just to file for Asylum but to secure Asylum based on a well-prepared and compelling case. It is important to take the process seriously and make every effort to present a complete and persuasive application.