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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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Challenging reporting conditions

Legal Updates

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

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Guide to right to rent checks from Law for Life

Legal Updates

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.

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Guide from ASAP on going through an asylum support appeal

Legal Updates

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).

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Contacting the Home Office about permission to work

Legal Updates

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.

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The new asylum inadmissibility rules

Legal Updates

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.

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New resources from BID on appealing a deportation

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.

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