Immigration Advice Centre Ltd

Specialists in Immigration and Asylum Law

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Asylum/Human Rights Law

Last year more than half a million people made unsuccessful applications to enter or remain in the UK! 


Evidence suggests that you are more likely to succeed with your application or appeal if you have legal assistance. Thats where Immigration Advice Centre come in.


Immigration Advice Centre can help you to stay in the United Kingdom for asylum and/or humanitarian reasons which could eventually lead to settlement. The United Kingdom is a signatory to the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and the European Convention on Human Rights, which prevents the UK Authorities from sending anyone to a country where there is a real risk that they will be persecuted and/or exposed to torture, or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.


To successfully seek asylum you must match the definition of a refugee as set out in the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees (RC 1951). This stipulates that you must have a well founded fear of persecution in your country of nationality on the basis of at least one of five grounds.  These grounds are race, religion, nationality, member of a social group and political opinion.  Your success will depend on whether the Border Agency believes your account and whether they believe that there is a reasonable risk that you will receive some form of serious harm, rather than simple harassment and/or discrimination if you are returned to the country you fled from. They will also consider whether you are able to seek protection in your country of origin or if there is another safe country you could be returned to. If the Border Agency refuse your claim, you can challenge this refusal before an Independant Immigration Judge at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.  Again, much will depend on whether he or she believes you and whether you meet the requirements of the convention.


If you do not qualify for recognition as a refugee but we think there are humanitarian reasons why you should stay in the United Kingdom, we may be able to asssist you obtain temporary permission to stay here.


What we will do on your behalf:


  • We can advise you on how to make a claim for asylum in the UK and deal with the Border Agency on your behalf:


  • We will advise you about the asylum process:


  • We will help you to draft a comprehensive witness statement detailing your experiences in your home country:


  • We will advise you in relation to any supporting evidence you can obtain which will support your case and we will assist you to obtain this evidence.


  • We will draft detailed representations in support of your application and put together a comprehensive bundle of objective evidence which we will send to the Border Agency on your behalf.


  • We will advise you on the outcome of your case and what it means for you and your future in the UK.


  • If your case is refused and goes to an oral hearing at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, where the Appeals are decided by one or more Immigration Judges, we will represent you.







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Contact Us

Immigration Advice Centre

1st Floor, Rear Suite,

Newham House

96-98 Borough Road,




Tel: 44 (0) 1642 219222


Opening Hours and telephone advice:

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday: By prior appointment only


Email advice: 9am -9pm daily


Accredited with The Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme

Regulated by the Officer of the Immigration Service Commissioner