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Template letters for solicitors to use to apply for permission to work for asylum seekers

Law Centre NI has prepared template letters which can be used by solicitors to apply for permission to work for asylum seeker clients.

Please note that two different Home Office units handle permission to work applications. This is dependent on whether the asylum seeker is waiting for an outcome on an:

Initial claim

Fresh claim

Accordingly, there are two different template letters (see links above) that contain the relevant addresses.

Pathways out of migrant destitution through a change in immigration status

This paper is aimed at advisers and support workers working with migrants who are experiencing destitution and homelessness.

Immigration status can both cause and compound destitution. Changing a person’s immigration status can create an entitlement to social security and housing and so should always be considered by advisers.

This paper identifies a number of immigration applications that advisers should consider as potential pathways out of destitution. It also outlines a number of interim accommodation options that might provide temporary relief while immigration options are being explored.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) UKVI Factsheet - International Visa Customers

Guidance on immigration provisions made by the Home Office for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

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UTIAC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Note - No. 1 2020

Presidential guidance note on arrangements during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandamic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) UKVI Factsheet - UK Temp Residents and Visa holders

Guidance on immigration provisions made by the Home Office for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and asylum) Chamber Hearing Notice

Information from the President of the First-Tier Tribunal (IAC) in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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