Asylum and Humanitarian Protection

Asylum and Humanitarian Protection is provided under International Law which is also incorporated in UK immigration rules. It is a protection for someone who is at risk of being persecuted in his/her own country and ask for asylum in another country. On successful asylum application permission to remain in another country, because of that risk of persecution, is granted. However, this is a complex area and the claimant has to meet certain requirement to qualify for an asylum; the burden of proof is on the claimant.

Since the right to claim asylum is in international law, the governments are obliged to provide protection to people who meet the criteria for asylum. The UK has signed these international laws and deals with numerous applications/claims from across the world.

This persecution or risk of mistreatment must be because of:

  • your race
  • your religion
  • your nationality
  • your political opinion
  • anything else that puts you at risk because of the social, cultural, religious or political situation in your country, for example, your gender, gender identity or sexual orientation

Prior to claiming asylum, you must be able to satisfy that authorities in your country of origin have failed to provide you such protection and you cannot relocate to any other part of your own country in order to live a safe life.

Your claim might not be considered if you:

  • are from an EU country because these countries are considered safer and provide protection.
  • If you have claimed asylum in another EU country before arriving and claiming asylum in the UK, you will be transferred back to that country under Dublin Conventions.

This are of UK and International laws is complex and since the person arriving in the UK to claim asylum is naïve about laws and procedure of this country, we highly recommended you to seek legal advice throughout the process because if your claim is refused and certified, you may be removed back to your country of origin where you risk facing persecution and mistreatment.

At Immigration Solicitors 4me, our solicitors are experienced and trained in this particular area of law and are up to date with the country guidance and precedents. We provide our clients pre and post asylum claim/interview advise.