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A letter of support is like a recommendation letter that can be drafted by a supporter, or organisation to back up the story of someone who is making an asylum claim or an immigration application. This guide lays out helpful drafting tips provided by immigration lawyers in our community.   

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Recent headlines have been flooded with news about the UK government’s inhumane Rwanda plan. All of this information can be quite confusing. In this blog we will try to break it down.

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Many users of the Right to Remain Toolkit have recently contacted us, asking about the potential impact of the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 on our community. We are hosting online meetings to discuss how we are preparing to prepare our community for the impact of this new law.

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On 6 July 2022, remaining parts of the Nationality and Borders Act (or “NABA”) became law. They are summarised here, with changes to the Toolkit to follow.

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The Home Office has published a new policy that allows for anyone under the age of 18 who is eligible to register for British citizenship to have their application fee waived if they cannot afford it.

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The Home Office has decided that, from April 2022, most people who have a reporting condition attached to their immigration bail are to report by telephone instead of in-person.

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The Home Office is conducting many substantive (big) asylum interviews via video call instead of in-person. The asylum substantive interview is the big interview in the asylum process when the Home Office interviewer will ask you in detail about your reasons for claiming asylum. For suggestions on how to prepare, have a read of our blogpost.

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The Migration Justice Project at the Law Centre NI has drafted a guide to help people seeking asylum understand how and whether they can apply for permission to work while their claim is pending.

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The Ukraine Advice Project UK has been set up by a group of volunteer lawyers and legal professionals in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

The project offers a free service which connects Ukrainian citizens and individuals who are fleeing Ukraine with qualified and regulated lawyers who can provide basic legal advice on UK immigration. The group can also provide advice on visa extensions and claiming asylum from within the UK.

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In January 2021, the UK government introduced new rules through which they can decide that an asylum claim is “inadmissible”, meaning it won’t be considered in the UK.

A year on, we have some more information about how these rules are working (or not working) in practice.