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Under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees you may be recognised as a refugee if you have left your country and are 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.

You cannot apply for asylum in the United Kingdom from outside the United Kingdom.

You should make an application for asylum as soon as possible after your arrival in the United Kingdom by attending at the nearest Asylum Screening Unit. We can help you preparefor this.

Your application for Asylum will be registered and you will undergo an Asylum Screening Interview where an Immigration Officer will put questions to you as to how you came to the United Kingdom, the reasons for fleeing your home country and you will be given an opportunity to give any other reasons for your claim.

Following your Asylum Screening Interview you will either be detained whilst the Immigration Service make further inquiries or you will be given Temporary Admission to the United Kingdom.

Your application will then be considered and either granted, in which case you will be granted (usually) limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom and be entitled to take employment, or refused.

If your application is refused you have a right of appeal.

If you do not qualify for recognition as a refugee but we think there are humanitarian or other reasons why you should be allowed to stay in the United Kingdom, you may be granted temporary permission to remain here. See Human rights applications for more information.

Asylum Applications are complex and Adam Solicitors are able to advise, assist and guide you through the Asylum application process.

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