Asylum & Human Rights

UK Asylum & Human Rights Claims

Seek Protection in the UK

If you are at risk of persecution in your home country and returning would endanger you, you may qualify for refugee status and permission to remain in the UK. Even if you are not eligible for asylum, you may still have the right to apply for leave to remain on human rights grounds. 

Photo of a UK Asylum & Human Rights Claims​ Specialist Solicitor at Axis Solicitors Limited.

Affordable Immigration Services

We cannot take on Legal Aid work in immigration; however, our fees are always competitively priced and affordable. We believe everyone deserves access to quality legal representation without breaking the bank.

Axis Solicitors, is consistently ranked among the UK’s best immigration firms on review platforms, our success stories speak for themselves. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

FAQ: Asylum & Human Rights Claims

The UK Home Office gives priority to certain asylum cases based on vulnerability and urgency. While all claims are important, some individuals may need a quicker decision due to their particular circumstances.

Prioritised cases typically include:

  • Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC): Due to their vulnerability, UASC are given priority in the asylum process to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
  • Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Individuals who have been trafficked or exploited are considered highly vulnerable, and their cases are expedited.
  • Applicants with Serious Medical Conditions: Those with urgent medical needs that cannot be adequately addressed in their home country may be prioritised.
  • Individuals Facing Immediate Danger: If an applicant’s life is in immediate danger in their home country due to persecution, war, or other threats, their case may be expedited.

How does prioritisation work?

  • Case-by-Case Assessment: Each case is assessed individually to determine if it meets the criteria for prioritisation.
  • Evidence: Applicants may need to provide evidence to support their claim for prioritisation, such as medical reports or documents proving their vulnerability.
  • Decision Timeframes: While prioritised cases are processed more quickly, there is no set timeframe for a decision. The complexity of the case and available resources can affect processing times.

Important Considerations:

  • Legal Advice: If you believe your case should be prioritised, it is crucial to seek legal advice to understand the process and gather the necessary evidence.
  • Changing Policies: Priority policies can change; you may contact our Immigration Solicitors to ensure you have the most current information.

Remember, even if your case is not a priority, you still have the right to a fair and timely decision on your asylum claim.

The UK recognises the unique vulnerabilities of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and has implemented several measures to provide them with enhanced support:

  1. Independent Guardians: Each UASC is assigned an independent guardian, a trained professional who acts as their advocate and ensures their best interests are considered throughout the asylum process. They help UASC access essential services, make important decisions, and understand their rights.
  2. Specialised Foster Care: Efforts are made to place UASC with foster carers who have received specialised training to address the specific needs of children who have experienced trauma and displacement. This includes providing emotional support, cultural sensitivity, and assistance with language barriers.
  3. National Transfer Scheme: The National Transfer Scheme aims to ensure a fairer distribution of UASC across different local authorities, preventing any single area from being overwhelmed. This helps ensure that each child receives adequate care and support.
  4. Age Assessments: Robust age assessment procedures are in place to accurately determine the age of young asylum seekers, ensuring they receive appropriate care and services based on their developmental needs.
  5. Access to Education and Healthcare: UASC has the right to access education and healthcare services, just like any other child in the UK. Support is provided to help them integrate into schools and access necessary medical care.
  6. Mental Health Support: Recognising the trauma many UASC have experienced, mental health support services are available to help them cope with their experiences and build resilience.
  7. Legal Support: UASC have the right to legal representation to help them navigate the complex asylum process and understand their legal rights.

These measures aim to create a protective environment for UASC, ensuring they receive the care, support, and opportunities they need to thrive in the UK.

If your asylum or refugee application is refused, you have several options:

  1. Fresh Claim: If you have new evidence or there has been a significant change in your circumstances since your initial application, you can submit a fresh claim. The Home Office will assess if this new information is substantial enough to warrant reconsideration.
  2. Appeal: Depending on the grounds for refusal and your specific circumstances, you may have the right to appeal the decision to the First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, or even higher courts. An experienced immigration solicitor can assess your case, advise on the best course of action, and represent you during the appeal process.
  3. Judicial Review: In some cases, you may be able to challenge the Home Office’s refusal through judicial review proceedings. This is a complex legal process that requires expert legal guidance.

Remember, seeking professional legal advice is crucial if your asylum or refugee application is refused. Our Immigration Solicitors, who specialise in asylum and refugee law, can provide expert guidance tailored to your situation, increasing your chances of a successful outcome.

If your international protection claim involves potential risks in your home country, Axis Solicitors can assist you in presenting compelling evidence. Our experienced Immigration Solicitors will help you find a qualified expert to provide a detailed report on these risks. We offer comprehensive support, including sourcing the expert, providing detailed instructions, and coordinating with them to ensure a thorough and accurate report. By leveraging our expertise, you can strengthen your claim and improve your chances of a successful outcome with the Home Office.

Let Us Help You!

Request a call back from an expert.

Axis Solicitors Limited has experienced solicitors who can help you with your matters for a successful outcome.

Contact us for immediate advice via phone or contact form.