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. Without a doubt, there are some restrictions on obtaining asylum in the UK. For instance, if you are from the EU country, your application will not even be considered.
Important information for all the 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.
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