Claiming Asylum

You must apply for asylum if you want to stay in the UK as a refugee, however, to be eligible you must have left your country and be unable to go back because you fear persecution. You would need to apply for a visa if you wish to come to the UK for another reason, for example, to work or study. You should apply when you arrive in the UK or as soon as you decide it would be unsafe for you to return to your own country. To claim asylum in the UK, you must be unable to seek help from your own national country’s authorities. 

A person can claim asylum (permission to stay in another country) when they are at risk of being persecuted within their own country. This can be because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group.

After you apply you will be required to attend a ‘screening’ with an immigration officer, and also an asylum interview with a caseworker. You will usually receive a decision within six months. We will offer urgent advice for your asylum issues and one of our immigration experts will arrange an urgent appointment to discuss your options and assist with your application, assist in the gathering of documents and advise wherever we are able to do so.

One of our lawyers will work with you to ensure that your asylum application is completed to the highest standard before we submit it. The caseworker will create a Letter of Representation, to support your asylum claim and relate this to UK law. We will also liaise with the Home Office while your application is being processed.

UK Immigration rules are complex and challenging which is why we work to our client's best interest and understand what is at stake.

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