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.
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.
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.
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 them
The organisation Law for Life have produced an information guide about right to rent. The guide includes information about who has a right to rent, when you need to prove this right and when you don’t, how to prove a right to rent, changes as a result of Brexit and Covid-19, what you can do if you are discriminated against in this process and more.
The organisation ASAP (Asylum Support Appeals Project) have made an easy-read guide to going through an asylum support appeal.
Asylum support is financial assistance and/or accommodation from the Home Office when you are going through the asylum process. To get asylum support, you have to apply to the Home Office and show that you meet the criteria to receive it (including that you are destitute).
We get a lot of people contacting us with queries about requesting permission to work from the Home Office, when you have been waiting a long time for a decision on your asylum claim.
Following two legal challenges, the Home Office has amended its published policy on granting permission to work. In this new document, they specify the contact details for requesting permission.
The UK government has introduced new regulations under which they can rule that an asylum claim is inadmissible. This means the Home Office does not have to consider the claim in the UK if they rule that another country – a “safe third country” – should in fact be responsible for your asylum claim.
As the end of the Brexit transition period approaches, we’ve updated our “EU Law” page in the Right to Remain Toolkit.
This page now looks at applying to the Settled Status scheme if you’re an EEA national and in the UK before 11pm on 31 December 2020.
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.