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Withdrawal of Asylum Claims

A recent change in law means that the Home Office can more easily ‘conclude’ asylum applications by treating them as withdrawn.

The implications of an asylum withdrawal on a person’s asylum support are drastic. Their financial support will stop straightaway and they will be given 7 days’ notice to quit their accommodation.

This brief guide for refugee support organisations explains the changes. It is essential that asylum seekers maintain contact with the Home Office as a means to safeguard their asylum claims and protect themselves from destitution and homelessness.

Guide for support organisations.

We have also produced a guide for individual asylum seekers that explains how to report or update their contact details.

Guide for asylum seekers – English

Guide for asylum seekers – Arabic عربي 

Guide for asylum seekers – Farsi (Persian) فارسی 

Guide for asylum seekers – Somali Af-Soomaali

Guide for asylum seekers – Tigrinya ትግሪኛ