If you want to stay in the UK as a refugee, you must claim asylum. To be eligible for claiming asylum, you must have left your country and be unable to go back because of your fear of persecution based on one of the Convention (1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees) reasons.

You should claim asylum when you arrive in the UK or as soon as you think it would be unsafe for you to return to your own country. Your claim is more likely to be refused if you wait or delay.

At the time of claiming asylum, you will have a meeting with an Immigration Officer (known as a “Screening Interview”) and then an asylum interview (Substantive Interview) with a Caseworker. You will usually get a decision on your claim within six months. You will not usually be allowed to work while your asylum claim is being considered. However, if the Home Office takes a long time to make a decision, you can apply for permission to work.

You will be told after your Screening Interview what you must do while you are waiting for your asylum decision, for example, to report to a caseworker regularly (known as ‘Reporting Condition’). You must tell the authorities if your situation changes.

We are expert in dealing with the asylum matters. We have been doing so for more than a decade. We can assist you in claiming asylum and, if refused, represent you at all stages of the appeals.