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Claiming asylum

An application for asylum in the UK can be dealt with in several ways. Find out the main things asylum seekers need to know.


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Immigration and nationality

There are many laws and rules that say who can come into the United Kingdom, depending on why you are coming and whether you want to stay permanently. Learn about your rights to come to the UK and stay here.


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Asylum support

The Border and Immigration Agency provides support, accommodation and financial help for asylum seekers whilst your claim is being considered. Includes the form to apply for support.


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Refugee Council multilingual website

Information for refugees in a number of different languages.

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