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New Spanish versions of our asylum animations and Toolkit sections

Legal Updates

We are delighted to say that, thanks to IRMO, we now have three animation videos about the UK asylum process in Spanish and six sections of the Right to Remain Toolkit translated!

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Information about Afghanistan

Legal Updates

Many people are trying to understand the situation for Afghans in the UK who do not have immigration status, and for people still in Afghanistan with possible rights to come to the UK.

There are many things that are still unclear and the situation is likely to change quite a lot.

In the meantime, here are a couple of useful resources for people wanting more information.

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New Home Office procedure for family asylum claims

Legal Updates

A 2021 Supreme Court decision has led to the Home Office changing their procedure for dealing with asylum claims involving accompanied children (children in the UK with a parent or guardian).

The case was called G v G and the important point of the case was that a child who is named as a dependant on an asylum claim can and should usually be deemed to have made a claim for asylum in their own right.

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Evidence of physical and/or mental health issues in asylum claims

Legal Updates

As a result of your experiences that have led you to claim asylum, you may have physical and/or mental health problems. If you wish these physical and/or mental health issues to form part of your asylum claim, you will need to provide evidence of them to the Home Office (and to the courts, later on in an asylum claim).

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Decolonising Asylum?

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Our Management Committee member, Hyab Yohannes, considers what it would mean to “Decolonise Asylum” – countering the exclusive practices of othering, bordering and ordering.

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Changes to the asylum and immigration process due to Covid-19

Legal Updates

Because of the Coronavirus public health crisis, there have been some temporary changes to the asylum and immigration process. This includes to the asylum substantive interview, further submissions, visa extensions, appeal hearings, reporting requirements and detention.

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How to use the Right to Remain Toolkit website

Legal Updates

Find out how to use the Right to Remain Toolkit website (our guide to the UK asylum and immigration system): how to navigate it, the different features it has, and all the useful information and advice you can find in it.

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Updated EU nationals page of the Right to Remain Toolkit

Legal Updates

We have updated the EU/EEA nationals page of the Right to Remain Toolkit (our guide to the UK asylum and immigration system) now that the main deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) has passed.

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