How To Check Asylum Case Status Online In The UK
The asylum process in the UK can sometimes be lengthy and complex. But it’s important to stay informed about your application’s progress.
It provides you with a sense of control and ensures you are well-prepared for any updates, decisions, or requirements.
As of the present time, it is not possible to check the immigration status of your asylum case online directly. Instead, you are advised to obtain updates on your application’s progress through your legal representative. Birmingham Immigration Lawyers can obtain these updates from the Home Office on your behalf.
You can call us at 0808 8010 503, and one of our lawyers will be available to provide you with the necessary support. You can submit an issue by filling out the online contact form on our website. Our legal team will then reach out to you to assist with your request for an update.
Receive Your Asylum Registration Card
Following your screening, you’ll be registered with the UK Visas & Immigration services as an asylum seeker. Then, you will be issued an Asylum Registration Card (ARC). The ARC serves as evidence of your asylum application and helps establish your identity.
If you are not detained, your ARC will be sent to your UK address. If the Home Office is unable to deliver your ARC immediately, you will receive an appointment letter with further instructions.
The ARC serves as proof that you’ve applied for asylum. It also provides various advantages, such as confirming your identity, indicating whether you have permission to work, and giving you access to health and education services.
Receive an Asylum Questionnaire
In some cases, you may receive an asylum questionnaire. If you do, it’s important to complete it and return it by the specified deadline. The questionnaire will include instructions on where to send it and the submission deadline.
If you encounter difficulties filling out the questionnaire, an immigration lawyer can assist you. Get in touch with an expert immigration lawyer on 0121 667 6530.
Attend an Asylum Interview
If your case can be considered in the UK, it will be transferred to a caseworker to interview you.
During the interview, you will have the opportunity to present your asylum claim in more detail. Be prepared to discuss your reasons for seeking asylum comprehensively.
Your asylum caseworker will use the information you provide during the interview to review your application. They will also assess your credibility, considering factors like the consistency of your statements and the plausibility of your claim.
Your caseworker will also explain the asylum process and provide guidance on what to do while you await an asylum decision.
In certain cases, asylum decisions can be granted without an interview process. This situation happens if the Home Office has sufficient evidence from your screening and questionnaire to decide your case.
Attend Regular Reporting Events
Besides the initial interview, you may be required to attend regular meetings with your caseworker, known as “reporting events.” These meetings are essential for keeping your asylum application active.
It’s important to ensure that you have your ARC when attending the reporting events. Failure to attend these reporting events can lead to withdrawing your asylum claim and, in some cases, detention.
Get a Decision
Your application will be decided, and if successful, you will be permitted to stay in the UK as a refugee. You may be granted humanitarian protection if you do not qualify for refugee status and cannot return to your country.
With your new immigration status, you can obtain a biometric residence permit, get a National Insurance Number, and you’re allowed to open a UK bank account.
If your caseworker decides there’s no reason for you to stay in the UK, you may be asked to leave the country. However, you can appeal this decision. Your immigration lawyer will advise you on the appeal process and help you determine if you have a case.
Your Options If Your Case Cannot Be Considered In The UK
Even if you submitted a legitimate claim for asylum in the UK, your situation might not be eligible for consideration in the UK. In such a case, you may be directed to a safe country where your asylum application will be assessed.
This situation can arise if you arrived in the UK through a safe third country or have ties to another nation where you could seek asylum. This other nation must be considered safe before the UK government can send you there.
Typically, a safe country is one in which you are not a citizen, where you would not face harm, and where you would not be forwarded to another nation where harm may occur. The Home Office has the authority to make this decision following your screening or asylum interview.
However, if the Home Office cannot relocate you to a safe country, your case will proceed to be reviewed in the UK and assigned to a caseworker.
Furthermore, if you are from an EU country, your asylum application will be dismissed.
Asylum applications in the UK can be complex and sometimes lengthy. During this process, you may encounter various hurdles and challenges that can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to face this journey alone. Birmingham Immigration Lawyers are dedicated to providing comprehensive support for individuals seeking asylum in the UK.
Our lawyers are dedicated to providing comprehensive support for your asylum application. We can help you prepare a compelling application and properly present your case. Call 0121 667 6530 to speak to one of our lawyers.
Last modified on October 23rd, 2023 at 11:59 am
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It can take six months to three years to decide on an asylum application, depending on the case’s complexity. It usually takes a long time if you are required to attend more interviews, submit more documents, or undergo more background checks.
If your application is accepted, you will have permission to live, work, and study in the UK. You can also access healthcare and claim benefits.
If you are granted refugee status or humanitarian protection, you will be allowed to stay in the UK for five years. After five years, you can apply for indefinite leave to remain and after one year on ILR, you can apply for British Citizenship.