You might be eligible to make a claim for immigration asylum in the UK if you;
- fear torture, death and/or inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment were you to return to your country of origin
- are unable or unwilling to get protection from your government.
Let us see if you could qualify for a grant of discretionary leave to remain.
Applying for Immigration Asylum
An asylum application can be made anytime while you are in the UK. However experience has shown that asylum application made at the earliest possible opportunity can help in the application been granted.
The asylum application can briefly be explained in 4 stages:
All asylum application must be made at the Home Office in Croydon. The applicant must pre-arrange a time to interview.
At the initial interview the asylum seeker will be asked some basic questions. These may include their names, nationality, country of origin, whether they travel to the UK on their own, if they have relatives or friends in the UK etc. They will then be given the opportunity to explain why they need asylum.
2. First Meeting
After the screening interview in most cased the immigration authorities will schedule a first meeting for the asylum seeker and his/her case owner. The case owner will be a representative from the Home Office, and will be responsible for your asylum application through the process.
3. Immigration Asylum Interview
This is where the asylum seeker’s reasons for seeking asylum will be heard and examined in detail. It is important to attend the asylum interview. Failure to do so could result in your application been refused.
It is important that the asylum seeker takes legal advice before the asylum interview. An expert immigration advisor will be able to gather evidence in support of the application. Such evidence can be in the form of medical reports, psychiatric reports and evidence of human rights abuse etc.
4. Application outcome
The case owner will try to make a decision regarding application within one month after the application was made. However this can sometimes be delayed for any number of reasons.
Outcome of Immigration Asylum Application
If the application is granted. The asylum seeker will be granted five years leave to remain.
If the application is refused. The asylum seeker will usually have the right of appeal.