Credibility in asylum claims

What is credibility and why does it matter? Lack of credibility is the main reason that asylum claims are refused by the Home Office. This means that the Home Office does not believe you have a well-founded fear of persecution – either because they don’t believe you are telling the truth about what has happened in the past, or […]

Bail accommodation

Part of the bail application form Since January 2018, people held in immigration detention centres have no longer been able to apply for “Section 4” accommodation to be bailed (released) to.  This accommodation was named after Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, which provided a form of support to refused asylum seekers […]

8 reasons to hate the new bail procedures

This is a guest post by Tom Kemp.  Tom is a member of SOAS Detainee Support and a PhD Student at Kent Law School. He is currently writing about anti-detention activism and political thinking in the everyday work of anti-border social movements. Most of Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 were brought into force […]

Changes to immigration bail as of 15 January 2018

Image from the Bail Observation Project From 15 January 2018, the provisions of the 2016 Immigration Act regarding immigration bail come into force. This means that: the status of “temporary admission” no longer exists.  Temporary admission was a status which allowed a person to be lawfully in the UK without being detained (before they have been […]

2018 print edition of Right to Remain’s Toolkit – what’s new?

We have now taken delivery of 1000 copies of the brand new print version of the Right to Remain Toolkit.  (We can hardly move in our tiny office!) We’ve been asked to flag up the changes between this edition and the version that came out in 2016. Firstly, there aren’t too many changes, as the print version […]

The family returns process

The “family returns process” applies to all families with a dependent child or children (aged under 18) when the family is liable to be removed from the UK if they are categorised by the Home Office as one of the following: an illegal entrant someone who requires leave to enter or remain in the UK but […]

Home Office decisions on asylum claims from Pakistan

According to Home Office statistics from August 2017, 85% of Pakistan asylum claims were refused.  What is the Home Office’s justification for this? Aside from the individual issue of ‘credibility’, meaning that the Home Office don’t believe what you say has happened to you or your family, or what you believe may happen to you […]