A step-by-step guide to the UK asylum and immigration system
The Right to Remain Toolkit is free to use, and it’s for people who want to learn more about the legal process, or a particular part of the legal process. You might be making an application or thinking about it; you might be helping someone else to do so.
Know your rights
Understanding the asylum and immigration system, and your own legal case, is very important. Many people have to make their way through this very complicated system without legal representation (without a lawyer). Even if you have a lawyer, it’s important to understand your own legal case – this is your case and your life and you need to keep track of what is happening and whether the lawyer is doing the things they should be.
Information and action
The information in this guide comes from experts – from people who are going through the legal process or have done so in the past, from those helping them, from lawyers, from community groups. It covers different stages of the legal system and procedures, with detailed information on rights and options at each stage, and advice about actions you can take to be in a better situation, or to help someone else.
Translation and videos
Many articles on the Right to Remain Toolkit have been translated into common languages spoken by people seeking asylum. You can translate the webpages by using the Google Translate function.
You will also find a number of translated videos on Right to Remain’s YouTube Channel.