Asylum

If you have been forced to leave your country and are unable to return because you fear you will be persecuted for your race, religion, nationality or political opinion, you may qualify for asylum in the United Kingdom, provided the authorities finds your claim credible. Our solicitors can assist you with applying for asylum or Humanitarian Protection and will be able to talk you through the process, advise you on what proof you will need to provide - if you are able to - and assist you through the asylum process.

You may be in a position where you do not qualify for asylum but you need to stay in the UK so that your human rights are protected. In this instance our solicitors will be able to examine your case and help you obtain the right to stay in the UK until you are able to return home.

Our team is experienced in dealing with asylum claims on behalf of both adults and unaccompanied children

Our solicitors can assist you with every stage of the asylum process.

Screening

The first part of the asylum application process is an interview with the immigration authorities at the Croydon detention centre. At this interview, you will be given the opportunity to explain very briefly why you need asylum. Your identity documents, if you have them, will be kept by the authorities until the end of the application process, at which stage they will be returned to you.

You will be issued with an Application Registration Card with your photo and details on it. This is so you have a piece of ID to prove you are an asylum seeker.

If you are an asylum seeker under the age of 18, you are classed as a minor and our Immigration and Asylum solicitors will be able to attend your screening interview with you.

Asylum Interview

At the asylum interview your reasons for coming to the UK to seek asylum will be heard and examined in detail. If you do not attend this interview your application for asylum will be refused. This is your opportunity to provide the Home Office UKVI with your evidence and explain in detail your reasons for claiming asylum. 

Putting Your Case Forward

Our immigration solicitors will be able to advise and assist you on gathering evidence in support of your application. This can be in the form of medical reports, psychiatric reports and evidence of human rights atrocities in the country of your origin.

Application Outcome

The immigration authorities will try to make a decision regarding your status 1 month after your substantive interview but this is often delayed. Your representative from our firm will be able to follow up the progress of your application and inform you when a decision has been made.