Our experienced team of human rights solicitors can help you with advice, guidance and preparation when it comes to claims under the Refugee Convention of the European Convention on Human Rights.
If you are in the position where you do not qualify for asylum but you need to stay in the UK to protect your human rights, we can examine your case for you. If you are seeking asylum in the UK or trying to appeal a decision from the Home Office, we can provide you with legal advice and guidance to help your claim.
We ensure we stay up to date with the very latest refugee and human rights laws, so we can cover every detail and aspect of your claim, in regard to current legislation, Home Office policy and case law.
How Axis can help
Our expert solicitors can help you apply for asylum, obtain refugee status or humanitarian protection, as well as the right for your family to join you in the UK for 5 years with permission to stay or Indefinite Leave to Remain. If after the 5 years you are still unable to return home, you can apply for settlement in the UK. We have proven success in challenging Home Office decisions as well as appeals to the Immigration Tribunal.
Applying for Asylum
The 1951 Refugee Convention
In order to qualify for asylum and international protection, you must be able to demonstrate that your native country is unwilling or unable to offer you protection from persecution if you return to your country. According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, persecution can be on the basis of any of the following:
- Political views
- Sexual orientation or gender identity.
We can then assess your case to advise you of your chances of success and offer you guidance and support to help your claim succeed.
If your claim is successful, you will be granted 5 years’ leave to remain in the UK, and your immediate family and dependants will be granted the same due to family reunion rules. The situation in your native country could escalate during this process, so once you have current leave to remain, you can still seek advice from us if you still fear for your safety after this period. After completing 5 years you may be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and after another five years you also may qualify for UK nationality.
Article 3 of the European Human Rights Convention
If, however, you do not meet the specifications above in the 1951 Refugee Convention, you may possibly qualify to remain in the UK through the EU Human Rights Convention if you are at risk of:
- Persecution with torture or the death penalty
- Withdrawal of medical treatment resulting in death or inhuman or degrading treatment
Our experienced asylum solicitors can also prepare a strong application of claim on your behalf. This can be a very complex and challenging time, which is why it is necessary for expert legal immigration advice and guidance.