Clients can refer themselves or be referred via another asylum seeker support organisation. On receipt of a referral, their case is reviewed by an Immigration Specialist and depending on availability; allocated to one of our Caseworkers or pro bono Legal Teams.
- We can only accept Appeals to the First Tier Tribunal
- Whoever is referring the client will need to provide the following:
- Reasons for Refusal Letter
- Dates of their Hearing(s) if the Appeal already been lodged
- Notice of Immigration Decision if the Appeal hasn’t been lodged
- The client’s ARC card
- In order to refer an Appeal, please call the office on 0113 350 8608 or email email@example.com
- We can help with Fresh Claims for asylum from those whose first application has been dismissed
- We hold Fresh Claim Surgeries every 6 – 8 weeks at a Leeds city centre location. If we are able to support a client they will be added to our waiting list which is currently about 8 weeks long. Due to limited resource we are unable to update clients during this period and will just contact them once we are able to commence work on their case; we appreciate your understanding with this.
- Each client will have a 20 minute slot with a qualified Immigration Specialist who will assess their case and make a decision as to whether we can support them
- In order to book a slot, or refer a Fresh Claim, please call the office on 0113 350 8608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are unable to help with
- Initial asylum claims
- Applications for permission to Appeal
- Judicial Reviews
- Other non-asylum immigration matters
- Client’s travel expenses and costs related to medical reports, expert reports and translations
Our criteria for helping an asylum seeker
- They must have an Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal or a Fresh Claim case.
- They must have no current representative and be unable to obtain one; and
- They must be unable to pay for a representative – this usually means they will be destitute or receiving asylum support; and
- Their case must be an application for asylum or a claim based on article 3 of ECHR – i.e. they are at risk of inhuman or degrading treatment, or persecution.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our office is for administrative use only and we will not be able to see clients there.