Information about Afghanistan
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.read more
New Home Office procedure for family asylum claims
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.read more
Evidence of physical and/or mental health issues in asylum claims
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).read more
Changes to the asylum and immigration process due to Covid-19
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.read more
Updated EU nationals page of the Right to Remain Toolkit
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.read more
Challenging reporting conditions
During the Covid-19 pandemic, reporting requirements have been paused for many people and largely reduced for others. Now that the lockdown measures are relaxing, the Home Office are likely to start to ask people to report again.
Migrants Organise have produced a checklist to help you see if your reporting requirements are appropriate to your situation. If the requirements aren’t appropriate, you may be able to challenge themread more
A step-by-step guide to the UK asylum and immigration system. The Right to Remain Toolkit is free to use, and it’s for people who want to learn more about the legal process, or a particular part of the legal process. You might be making an application or are thinking about it; you might be helping someone else to do so.