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Seeking asylum

Immigration Solicitor in London

Seeking asylum often comes with difficult emotions and getting a good immigration solicitor in London can do a great deal towards getting you the result you want.

At Saracens Solicitors, a leading West End law firm, we can provide you with an immigration solicitor in London that can make all the difference.

What makes you eligible for asylum?

The circumstances of your home country play an important part in your eligibility for asylum in the UK. The basis of most cases for asylum is that the seeker has already left their home country and fears persecution if they return.

Your race, gender, sexual preferences, political affiliations, or religion can all form the basis for your fear of persecution. In order to seek asylum, you need to be able to show that there is no part of your home country where you can seek refuge, and it may affect your claim if you are eligible to seek refuge in another country within the European Union. If you have a partner and/or any children under the age of 18, they can be treated as dependents on your application.

This is a very simple view of eligibility for asylum in the UK. In reality, it’s a complex process and having a good immigration solicitor in London can be vital to getting a good result. When you come to Saracens Solicitors for help, we will carry out an initial consultation, where we take down the details of your case. We will use these to inform you of how we can best help you.


An important part of claiming asylum is having a ‘screening’ with an immigration officer. If you did not claim asylum when you arrived in the UK, we can help you to book a screening.


These are the documents generally needed to make a claim:

  • passports and travel documents;
  • police registration certificates;
  • identification documents, for example identity cards, birth and marriage; certificates or school records.

If you have a residence in the UK, you need proof of address.

There’s no need to worry if you are missing any of this documentation. Part of having us as your immigration solicitor in London is that we help you obtain the evidence you need to get your paperwork in order.

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