Our specialist Immigration and asylum lawyers are highly experienced and can assist with both appeals and applications, helping guide you through the process and increasing your chances of success.

If an individual fears persecution in their country of nationality they can make a claim for asylum in the UK. Claims for asylum and humanitarian protection are referred to under an umbrella term, ‘International Protection’.

Humanitarian protection UK involves the commitment of the government of the UK to protect and preserve the dignity of people that seek refuge in the UK.
Asylum is an element of humanitarian action that involves protecting individuals who flee from their home country.

Asylum Applications

The reason for an individual leaving their country to seek Asylum should be the fear of persecution, torture, or even death and this can be on account of one or more of the following reasons: race, religion, nationality, membership of particular social group or political opinion.

You must be within the UK to claim asylum and show that you are not willing or unable to return by demonstrating a well-founded fear of persecution in your home country based on this narrow range of protected characteristics or activities.

It is important to apply for asylum as soon as possible, whether that is soon after arriving in the UK or if circumstances in your home country change while you are here.

A successful application for Asylum gives individuals the right to residence in a country. It also seeks to protect refugees from forced removal through deportation or extradition by the persecuting state.

It is a complex area of law and you may be unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim. Our experts are on hand to consider the strength of your case and will clearly explain the process, guiding you through all stages of your claim including interviews and any appeals.

Our specialist immigration solicitors can help with:

  • Claiming Asylum
  • Advising on Family Reunion Programmes once refugee status has been granted
  • Human Rights Applications
  • Discretionary Leave to Remain
  • Dealing with unsuccessful applications

Procedure & Process

If you want to apply for humanitarian protection, you can start applying at the port of entry where you need to inform the border forces that you are seeking humanitarian protection and that you are afraid of going back to your country.

Several questions will be asked concerning the claims for Asylum in the form of a screening interview which should take place within the same day or five days of the claim.

If an individual wants to claim asylum after entering the UK, they must call the home office to book an appointment for the Screening Interview.

We can represent you at these interviews and help support your application, including advising on any supporting documentation.

Once the applicant’s claim is successful, you will now be free to stay in the UK under humanitarian protection for five years.

What if My Case is Refused?

If the application is refused, an individual can do the following:

1. Appeal – you may be able to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal by completing the form which is usually sent by the Home Office together with the refusal letter. If this is not successful, we can help you apply for permission to appeal at the Upper Tribunal and if needed, to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

2. Fresh claim – this is where all appeal rights have been exhausted and a new submission with new content is made. The materials included in the fresh claim will be different from what has been considered previously.

If the fresh claim is not accepted by the Home Office, then you may seek an appeal. For further information and advice, please call or email our immigration solicitors.

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Why Choose Us?

Our specialist asylum solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your immigration application. They will take discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed.

Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.
Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with all types of Asylum and Human Rights matters. They will expertly guide you in all aspects of your case and are ideally positioned to explain any complexities and can represent your position robustly in order to achieve your desired outcome.
We have helped many individuals across the country through the sensitive and complex process of claiming asylum.

How to Get in Contact

Please call us on 01234 350 244 or email us at for further information and advice about our family visa application services. We will happily provide you with a free initial discussion about your individual circumstances.

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