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Updated Home Office guidance on permission to work and volunteer for asylum seekers


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Changes since the last version of the guidance:

  • updated to include reference to criminality and delay when considering permission to work applications
  • improved guidance on applying for permission to work to provide clarity for claimants on what is expected
  • updated information about the difference between working for a voluntary organisation and volunteering to make clearer that asylum seekers are able to volunteer
  • new guidance template applied, and section and paragraph numbering removed in line with guidance requirements

The new section on volunteering is considerably clearer than the old version.

Source: Permission to work – Publications – GOV.UK

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Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.