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UK Asylum Services from First Precedent

Asylum Services from First Precedent in UK

What is a asylum claim?

Asylum claim means a claim made by a person to the Secretary of State at a place designated by the Secretary of State that to remove the person from or require him to leave the UK would breach the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Refugee Convention.

How can an application for asylum be made?

Asylum claim must be made in person at the port or by appointment at the Asylum Screening Unit.

What’s the process in making an asylum claim?

 Basically the process breaks down as follows:

  • Making an Asylum Claim
  • Screening Process
  • Asylum Interview
  • Decision
  • Further Grounds
  • Lodge Appeal

Making an Asylum Claim

Foreign nationals who wish to claim asylum in the United Kingdom are expected to register their application in person along with any dependants at the Asylum Screening Unit (ASU):

Screening Process

The screening process can be lengthy and could take several hours to complete, on average it takes about 4 hours, but it could be longer.  It is advisable to arrive there as early as possible as the Asylum Screening Unit can only deal with a certain number of applicants on any given day. The process will involve finger printing, entering details onto national database. The applicant will need to bring all documents pertaining to their identity. This will include passport birth certificates, evidence of current address, travel docs, medicines, details of accommodation etc.  If the applicant is not detained then they will receive an Application Registration Card (ARC) this contains personal details and acts as a form of identity.

Asylum Interview

You and your legal representative will be notified on the date of the asylum interview.  The interview will be conducted in private.  It is important if the applicant is legally represented that they are fully prepared and briefed on this process.  In preparation, here at First Precedent we would take detailed instructions prior to the interview and prepare a detailed statement, which will help preparing for the interview.  The asylum interview is very important in the process; it provides an opportunity for the applicant to speak face to face and to give a full account of their claim. We recognize that this may be somewhat daunting and traumatic in some cases, which is why we work closely with our clients to ensure the plausibility and consistency of their claim. Going through the basis of their claim in depth, and ensure they are fully aware of the level of detail and consistency required.  The interview will be conducted in a language that the applicant is able to understand.  It is possible to ask for the interview to be recorded and for a copy of the recording to take away with you.  It is strongly advised that applicants make use of this facility.


Decision should follow from the asylum interview The Home Office aim to make a decision within 6 months of the application being made.

Further grounds Section 120 statements

The Secretary of State or immigration Offer may serve notice requiring statement in writing.

Lodging the appeal

The deadline for the submission of an asylum appeal is listed below:

In country, not detained 10 business days

In country detained  5 Business days

Out of country 28 Calendar days

Popular countries were asylum seekers are claiming from

In 2013 Syria became the top country of origin among those seeking asylum in the EU. In 2012 Afghanistan was in the top slot, followed by Russia and then Syria.30 Sep 2014

How can First Precedent & Visa Service help in submitting an application for asylum?

With over 20 years experience we are confident that we can provide you with the level and expertise needed, in claiming asylum. These applications require careful research and an in depth knowledge of case law.  We are confident that we can bring our experience and resources to bear; we also work with a team of qualified professionals to offer you the client an unrivalled service.  We are dedicated in meeting the needs of our clients. We understand how difficult and sensativitity involved in making a claim which is why all of our client applications are managed carefully and with the strictest confidence.

We pride ourselves in building a solid reputation in the pursuit of excellence for our clients. Our Immigration Advisers are regulated by the Office of immigration Service Commissioner (OISC) to level 3 the highest level. As Immigration Adviser it is essential for us to keep abreast of changes in the regulations.  We are please to confirm that we have many success stories of clients in this category.   Take charge of your future today, instruct the professionals to get impartial advice.

If you have any queries about making  an application for asylum , or  are considering making an application and need further advice please call on (+44) 0208 7691750, or send us an email to: and we will send a timely response the next working day.