Legal Updates

The organisation BID have produced a new self-help leaflet to help people without a lawyer appeal against deportation on the basis of the family life with a child in the UK.

The leaflet explains the meaning of ‘the best interests’ of children in deportation appeals.

Navigating a maze made out of the words Right to Remain

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You may have heard that we are hard at work at making our unique guide to the UK asylum and immigration system – the Right to Remain Toolkit – more accessible.

We would like your views on its name!

Please help us by doing this very quick survey – just three questions …

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.

Legal Updates

This week, the Immigration Health Surcharge increased from £400 to £624.

Read more about the surcharge – and who is exempt from paying – in the Entering the UK section of the Right to Remain Toolkit. We’ve updated the Toolkit to reflect these changes.

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We are very excited to see that Remi Weekes’ horror film, His House, will be hitting Netflix and cinemas from 30 October. We helped to develop the script!

Legal Updates

Last year, we wrote on the blog that the Home Office policy of “removal windows” had been suspended after a challenge by the organisation Medical Justice.

The Court of Appeal has now ruled on the matter. Find out what they said.

Legal Updates

A short video about the delays people are experiencing in their legal cases – why they’re happening, how long people are waiting, and what you can do.

Legal Updates

A quick video update on the latest situation in the asylum and immigration system during Covid-19, local lockdowns, and some restarting of the process (for good and bad).

Legal Updates

The All4One group has launched a brilliant new resource on age assessments. The All4One group, based with GMIAU, are in Greater Manchester and have themselves experienced age assessments.

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Back in January 2019, we wrote about the Home Office introducing preliminary information questionnaires to people at or after their asylum screening interview and before the asylum substantive (big) interview.

Now these forms have been in use for a while, there’s a little bit more information about how the Home Office views them.