The UK has a proud tradition of standing up for human rights and providing safety to refugees fleeing war-torn countries. Foreign nationals or stateless people who fear persecution as defined by the UN Convention may claim asylum in the UK.
Asylum must be claimed in person and the individual must be in the UK to claim asylum here. A person who has previously been harmed or persecuted but who no longer faces that threat does not qualify for refugee status under the UN Convention.
We advise claiming asylum as soon as entering the UK. Delaying the start of the process can complicate the case and make it more difficult to make a successful claim. Please get in touch with our immigration solicitors to find out more about claiming asylum.