The firm has a contract to provide legal aid for advice and assistance at all levels of the asylum process and for Public Law Judicial Review challenges in the High Court, for those who qualify for it and are within our contractual area. For more information, please contact us and we can discuss whether you are likely to get legal aid before you even come in for an appointment.
Asylum protection, given under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, is when an individual has left their country and is unable to go back because they have a well-founded fear of persecution. The UK adheres to the European Convention on Human Rights, therefore preventing authorities from sending someone back to their country where there is a real risk that they will be exposed to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
How we can help to claim asylum?
If you wish to claim asylum in the UK we can help you with your application and queries. Our expert team of lawyers can assist you with the preparation of your asylum application and ensure that you meet with all the requirements of the relevant Immigration Rules. We will ensure that all key points are substantiated with documentary evidence thereby leading to a successful application of asylum claim and avoiding the unnecessary expense of resubmitting your asylum seeking application to the Home Office.
How long can asylum seekers stay in the UK?
Successful applicants will gain refugee status and will be allowed to stay in the UK for five years. If the situation in their home country has not improved after those five years, they can apply to stay permanently.
Qualifying criteria for seeking Asylum
To meet the requirements of an Asylum Seeker:
- 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.
What we can do for you to ensure your Asylum application is successful?
- We can advise you on how to make a claim for Asylum in the UK and deal with the Home Office on your behalf.
- We will accompany you to the Home Office for your screening interview will be conducted.
- In the instance your asylum application is refused, we will continue to persevere until it is resolved.
What happens if you do not qualify as an Asylum Seeker?
Even if you do not qualify for recognition as an Asylum Seeker, you can get temporary permission to stay here, which can lead to the settlement, if there are humanitarian reasons why you should stay in the United Kingdom.
Why we provide the best legal advice in relation to your Asylum matter
As a professional UK Solicitors law firm, we are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (link is external) (SRA) Therefore, we are completely exempt from requiring authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (link is external) (OISC). Many businesses offering immigration services are only OISC regulated and as such are not professional legal organisations such as Solicitors firms or Barristers’ chambers. OISC businesses are not allowed to do legal work before the Courts such as Judicial Review or statutory challenges of Home Office decisions. Also, as a professional organisation, our policy is not to employ sales staff to give you “advice”. Instead, every telephone consultation is conducted by a lawyer; offering you accurate and informed legal guidance. We are often instructed at immigration appeal stages in cases that ‘immigration businesses’ have dealt with and which were clearly hopeless applications at the outset. When you instruct us, qualified immigration solicitors or immigration barristers work on your case from the outset when it matters the most in order to ensure no time and money is wasted and more importantly that no mistakes are made.
As a law firm with a track record of success, you can be assured your immigration matter is in safe hands and that the best strategy for your asylum case will be adopted. It is crucial that you seek specialist legal advice at the outset and prior to making any type of immigration application. We can assist you with your applications for any type of Visa including asylum or permit and any form of leave to remain (or for entry clearance) under the points-based system. We ensure our clients comply with the Immigration Rules and the strict requirements of the UKBA prior to making an application to claim asylum, thereby eliminating much of the stress of the asylum application process.
Contact us for a successful Asylum application
Our experienced team of professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will guide you through the process of seeking asylum step by step, complying with the strict letter of the law and limiting the possibility of failure. Consider HS Legal as your General Visit Visa adviser; call us for a telephone consultation today.
Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors or Immigration Barristers please call us now on 01206500181.