The Steps To Check Your Asylum Case Status Online
Currently, no online method is available to check the immigration status of your asylum case. Asylum applications are usually from within the UK and are handled differently from other types of visa applications.
To know the status of your application, you can contact an immigration lawyer who can get updates from the Home Office on your behalf.
Feel free to contact us at 0808 8010 503, and one of our lawyers will be on hand to offer the support you need.
Alternatively, you can contact the Home Office directly at PO Box 471, Dover, CT16 9FN.
Wait for an Initial Decision
After your screening, the Home Office will review your case and decide if your claim can be considered in the UK. If so, your case will be transferred to a caseworker.
Get an Asylum Registration Card
Afterwards, you will be issued an Asylum Registration Card (ARC) in your UK address. This card is a crucial document as it signifies your asylum application in the UK. You can use it to:
- Prove your identity
- Show whether you have permission to work
- Get health and education services
If the Home Office cannot deliver your ARC immediately, you will receive an appointment letter with further instructions. It’s worth noting that if you are detained, you will not receive your ARC.
Receive and Submit an Asylum Questionnaire
Depending on whether the Home Office requires more information to process your application, you may receive an asylum questionnaire. If so, complete it within the specified deadline and submit it as indicated in the accompanying letter.
If you face challenges completing the questionnaire, contact an immigration lawyer at +44 (0)333 305 9375 for assistance.
Attend an Asylum Interview
You might be asked to attend an asylum interview with a caseworker. The only reason you may not attend an interview is if the Home Office has gathered sufficient evidence from your screening and questionnaire to decide on your application.
But if you are scheduled for an interview, you must attend. During the interview, you’ll have the chance to thoroughly present your asylum claim. Be ready to discuss your reasons for seeking asylum in detail.
If you have any special needs, such as a disability or specific medical requirements, it’s imperative to inform your caseworker. This allows them to provide the necessary support.
Your asylum caseworker will evaluate your application and credibility when considering your case. Furthermore, they will offer insights into the asylum process and advise you on the steps to take while awaiting an asylum decision.
Attend Reporting Events
Sometimes, after the interview, you may be asked to attend regular meetings with your caseworker. These meetings, known as ‘reporting events,’ serve as a way to stay in touch and keep the caseworker informed about your circumstances.
Attending the reporting events is crucial. Missing these events can result in the withdrawal of your asylum claim and, in certain situations, possible detention. Furthermore, make sure to carry your Asylum Registration Card with you when attending reporting events.
Receive a Decision
Your application will undergo further review, and if approved, you will be granted refugee status in the UK. You may be granted humanitarian protection if you don’t meet the criteria for refugee status but still can’t return to your home country.
Upon receiving your new immigration status, you can obtain a biometric residence permit, acquire a National Insurance Number, and open a UK bank account.
However, if the Home Office denies your application, you will be asked to leave the country. You can appeal this decision, and your immigration lawyer will provide guidance on the appeal process and assist you in evaluating the merits of your case. Speak with one of our layers at Total Law at +44 (0)333 305 9375.
After your screening process, your case will undergo an initial review to determine if it is eligible for consideration in the UK. Only eligible cases are transferred to a caseworker for further checks and assessments.
Your case might not be eligible for assessment in the UK if any of the following applies to you:
- You travelled to the UK through a safe third country
- You have ties to a third country where you could seek asylum
It’s worth mentioning that if you are from an EU country and apply for asylum in the UK, your case will be dismissed outrightly.
If the Home Office determines your case is ineligible for consideration, you will be directed to a safe country to assess your asylum application.
A safe country refers to a third country where you could claim asylum, where you would not encounter danger, and where you will not be transferred to another country where you might face harm.
The authorities can also decide to transfer your case anytime during your application, including at the initial screening or asylum interview stage. Furthermore, if relocating you to another country is unsafe, your case will be reviewed in the UK.
How Can Total Law Help?
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Depending on the case’s complexity, it can take six months to three years.
If your application is approved, the Home Office will contact you to let you know.
An asylum seeker who is accepted is initially permitted to stay for five years. They can work, study, and claim benefits in the UK. Following the 5-year period, they can apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR), and after one additional year with ILR, they can seek British Citizenship.