Asylum Process in the UK (Introductory)

CPD Points: 2

Length of course: 2 hours

About this course

This course was last updated in July 2023.

Welcome to our step by step guide to claiming asylum in the UK. This course covers lodging a claim, inadmissibility, evidence, challenging refusals and the availability of legal aid.

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You can check out the course contents below. For developments since this course was last updated, check Free Movement articles tagged “asylum process”.


Modules within this course..

  1. Lodging the claim and screening interview

    How to lodge an asylum claim, what happens at the screening interview, and the interview under caution
  2. Inadmissibility

    This module introduces inadmissibility. It covers responding to notices of intent, the timeframes for removal and an example scenario.

  3. Evidence and substantive interview

    What happens at the substantive interview
  4. Decision on the claim

    What decisions can be taken and what happen after the decision
  5. Legal aid and asylum support

    Who is entitled to legal aid, who is entitled to asylum support, and how to apply for those
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