Asylum and Human Rights
If you fear return to your home country then you may be entitled to asylum in the UK. You must go to the UK Border Agency in Croydon to apply for asylum. You will then be interviewed and a decision will be made.
In order to be granted asylum, you must show that you have a well-founded fear of persecution in your home country. The persecution must be for one of the following reasons:
- Membership of a particular social group
- Political opinion
You also have to show the following:
- The authorities in your country are unable or unwilling to protect you; and
- You cannot move to another place within your country to avoid the persecution.
We are able to help you with an initial application for asylum and, if the Home Office refuses asylum, we can represent you in an appeal hearing in front of an Immigration Judge.
If you are related to someone who has been granted asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK, then you may be able to apply to join them. This category covers:
- Spouses, civil partners and unmarried partners;
- Children under 18;
- Parents, grandparents and other dependent relatives aged 18 or over.
In some cases it may be a breach of your human rights to send you back to your home country. The most common human rights that come up are:
- Article 3 – freedom from torture and inhuman / degrading treatment – for example because you have a medical condition that cannot be treated in your home country, or you face punishment but not for one of the reasons that leads to a grant of asylum;
- Article 8 – private and family life – for example, because you have a partner and/or children in the UK and you would be separated from them if you had to go back to your home country.
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