What is Asylum?
Asylum is given under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. To be recognised as a refugee, you must have left your country and be unable to go back because you have a well-founded fear of persecution because of your race; religion; nationality; political opinion; or membership of a particular social group.
How do I Claim Asylum?
If you are already in the UK and wish to claim asylum you should book an appointment to attend the UK Border Agency asylum screening unit in Croydon. You need to act quickly as delay in claiming asylum can damage your case.
Further information about how to book an appointment is available on the Border Agency website:View Asylum screening unit information
What can I do if I do not have grounds for claiming asylum?
The European Convention on Human Rights prevents the UK Government from sending anyone to a country where there is a real risk that they will be exposed to torture, or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. If you do not qualify for recognition as a refugee there may be humanitarian reasons why you would be allowed to stay in the UK.
How Can We Help You?
We are immigration and asylum solicitors and have been providing specialist asylum and human rights legal advice for over 20 years. We can advise and represent you in cases involving:
- Applications for asylum.
- Protection of Human Rights.
- Refusals and appeals.
- Applications for leave for your family to enter and stay with you in the UK.
Contact us and arrange an initial appointment via our contact page or by calling us on: 0161 452 0498.