Asylum is permission to remain in the UK and can be granted by the Home Office to anyone who is not a UK national but who is present in the UK and has a serious fear of returning to their home country.
The law surrounding the granting of Asylum is governed by the 1951 Refugee Convention which states that if you are outside of your home country and you have a well-founded fear of persecution because of your race, religion, political opinion, nationality or because you are part of a particular social group who is in danger then you can be eligible for asylum.
If you have not already applied for asylum at the airport or seaport when you arrived in the UK, we can help you make your claim for asylum.
In order to succeed in your application for asylum we will need you to provide us with:
- Details of your home country and places of residence prior to the entering the UK
- Details of your personal and family circumstances
- Identification documentation
- Background information relating to your situation prior to entering the UK and since entering the UK
- Evidence of your fear of being persecuted because of your race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group and that the government of your home country is unwilling to protect you
- Information about where you are living in the UK and where you will continue to live if granted asylum
- All documentary evidence that can help support your claim
Once we have gathered together everything we need from you we can prepare your case for asylum and work towards securing your status legally in the UK.
Timing is absolutely crucial with asylum applications and any delays in making the claim for asylum can act against you. The longer you wait before submitting a claim for asylum the more the Home Office will question this delay.