What are key stages of asylum application in the UK?


  • Stage 1 Certificate of Eligibility for Asylum in the United Kingdom (an application to establish that the applicant is in need of protection from persecution)
  • Stage 2 Application for Asylum
  • Stage 3 Interview (the process by which an applicant for asylum’s claim is assessed)
  • Stage 4 Decision
  • Stage 5 Appeal (if initial claim is refused)


Can UK asylum application be refused?


Yes. This can happen if the asylum application is not made within 3 months of the person‘s arrival in the UK, or if the applicant has previously sought asylum in the UK and was refused. Other reasons for asylum application rejection in the UK are if the applicant has submitted the application for asylum outside the UK and there are reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant has not come directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened.


What documents are required for asylum application in the UK?


The documents required for asylum application in the UK include a valid passport, any documents which confirm identity, and documents that confirm the applicant‘s nationality.


What are grounds for asylum application in the UK?


Grounds for asylum application in the UK are that the applicant fears persecution in their home country on grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.


What is Dublin Regulation?

Dublin III Regulation replaced Dublin II Regulation, which in a turn replaced the Dublin Convention.

The Dublin Regulation is a treaty which sets out the criteria and mechanisms for determining the EU Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the EU Member States by a thirdcountry national or a stateless person.

The key points of Dublin convention are that the asylum seeker must make an application for asylum to the first country they enter, that the asylum seeker must provide their fingerprints, and that the asylum seeker should not be removed to a country where they may be at risk.

The role of the Dublin convention in asylum applications is that the country where the asylum seeker first arrived in the European Union is responsible for the application.


How Sterling Law can help you with asylum application

There are other types of cases, which are considered as complicated ones. Sterling Law is proud of the number of cases, it has helped its clients to succeed in. They refer to Human rights protection or claiming asylum in the UK. A lot of migrants, who are forced to leave their homes due to various reasons, seeking better life options by relocating to developed countries or applying for asylum support there. The number of such migrants has an increasing character every year. The reasons for seeking asylum can include but not limited to poverty, lack of access to healthcare, education, water, food, housing, the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change etc. International law clearly states that people have a human right to immigrate to other states.

The human right to immigrate is not absolute, it can be restricted in certain circumstances. Outside these circumstances, however, immigration restrictions are unjust. We believe that the right to immigrate constitutes basic human liberties and it should be protected.

Referring to the UK legislation, individuals can apply for asylum to stay in the UK as a refugee in case they are unable to live safely in any part of their own country because they fear persecution there. This persecution is usually based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion etc. After the application has been submitted, the person will have to have a meeting with an immigration officer and then an asylum interview with a caseworker. One of the requirements that British law imposes is that the applicant has failed to get protection from authorities in your own country.

Important information for all asylum applicants

If you provide or attempt to provide false information in your application, you can be charged with up to 2 years imprisonment in the UK.

It is obvious that false information can be provided by intent as well as by mistake. Therefore, the best way to prepare your application is to do it with an experienced lawyer, who will guide you through the application process professionally.

Why Sterling Law

Our team of dedicated lawyers has vast experience of working with start-ups, small and medium-sized companies.

We will ensure your business operation are fully compliant, saving you time and money so that you can concentrate on your company growth, and we’ll take care of the rest. Let us know how we can help you by choosing one of the services below. Not sure what you need? Not to worry, ask your questions by filling in the form below, and we’ll get back to you with the answers.

Refugee Protection Refugee Protection

The reasons for seeking asylum can include but not limited to poverty, lack of access to healthcare, education, water, food, housing, the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change etc. International law clearly states that people have a human right to immigrate to other states.

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Settlement Settlement

The 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugee defines a refugee as follows:  

‘person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear.

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Humanitarian Protection Humanitarian Protection

The humanitarian protection policy was introduced in April 2003 to replace the policy on Exceptional Leave to Remain. The policy objective is to grant humanitarian protection and to provide protection and a period of limited leave to those who require protection but do not qualify for refugee status.

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Dependent Parent Visa Dependent Parent Visa

Your parents may be able to apply for a dependant visa to live with you in the UK. They would be applying under the Adult dependent relative category.

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