We at Gowing Law Solicitors understand that the Asylum process can be complicated and confusing. We are able to assist you at all levels of the process whether.
- you have already claimed asylum,
- are thinking about doing so,
- on your rights if you have been granted asylum and
- Your options if you have been refused.
Grounds for Claiming Asylum & Humanitarian Protection
Have you been forced to leave your country and are unable to return because you fear you will persecuted for either one of the below?
- You race,
- Your religion,
- Political opinion or,
- Membership to a particular social group
As the Home Office considers each asylum claim on a case by case basis, they will only grant permission to remain in the UK if they find your claim to be credible.
We will be with you every step of the way and will prepare a cover letter, also known as a letter of representations, to support your asylum claim. This letter will contain details of your case and cite immigration laws which support it. As explained, in order to make a successful asylum claim, the applicant will not only have to demonstrate that they are at risk of persecution but also that if they returned to their home country, the government would not be able to protect them.
Once our expert has prepared and submitted your asylum claim, you will be interviewed by the Home Office. They will go over your reasons for wanting to claim asylum in details. At that point they will need to be satisfied that you have a real and genuine fear of returning to your home country. It will be important to demonstrate that such fear is well founded.
If successful, the asylum seeker’s status will change to that of a Refugee and the Home Office will grant them and any dependant 5 years of leave to remain in the UK. Refugees are then able to apply to have immediate family join them in the UK under the Family reunion rules.
If the Home Office refuses your claim, you will usually have a right of appeal to the Immigration tribunal where an immigration judge will decide.
We work together with renowned UK experts and leading immigration barristers in order to ensure that your application is completed to the highest standard.
If your asylum case has been successful and the Home Office has granted you Refugee Status or Humanitarian Protection, you may be eligible to make an application for your family members to be granted leave in line with your status.
To qualify you must demonstrate that you were part of the family unit prior to the family member fleeing the country of origin. Family members are defined as either the spouse/civil partner/ unmarried partner or children. The rules around this type of application are very complex and daunting not to mention ever changing. The most common reasons for refusal include misunderstanding the rules, failing to include the correct supporting documents in the format required and often obtaining inaccurate advice leading to a rejection. Seek expert legal advice today and our friendly team will take care of your case.
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