Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (Employing Asylum Seekers!)

The Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 outlines the conditions and restrictions placed on employers regarding asylum seekers and refugees seeking work in the UK. This legislation was further clarified and amended in the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and the Immigration Act 2016.   Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 & Employing asylum seekers The […]

Can Asylum Seekers Claim UK Benefits?

asylum seekers uk benefits

Once you have made a claim for asylum, you may require help with housing and financial support while you wait for a decision to be made. Instead of claiming general UK benefits, such as universal credit, child benefit and housing benefits, you may be eligible for asylum support.   What is asylum support? The purpose […]

Asylum Seeker Definition

asylum seeker definition

The definition of an asylum seeker is a person who has left their home country or feels that they can’t return to their home country due to persecution, and whom has applied to a safe country for asylum and protection. [toc] The ability to seek asylum when escaping persecution is a legal right under Article […]

Asylum Meaning & Definition

The meaning of the term ‘asylum’, in the context of immigration, is the protection offered by a country or state to a refugee who has left their home country, or feels that they cannot safely return to their home country, because of persecution they have suffered or may suffer on the grounds of race, religion […]



In very few cases asylum applicants can enter the asylum country legally without a visa. In most cases, however, a visa is required. [toc] For a refugee, there are three basic ways of reaching the targeted country of asylum when he needs a visa in this country: (1) obtaining a valid visa; (2) using the […]

Dublin Alternatives

dublin alternatives

While all Dublin member states assess whether a foreigner is a refugee, many also recognise humanitarian protection based on national or international legal norms. Humanitarian protection can be based on a legal obligation or discretion, meaning humanitarian protection practice is different from one country to the other as the asylum practice is. More or less […]

Dublin ii

dublin ii

The objective of the Dublin ii Regulation is to identify as quickly as possible the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application, and to prevent abuse of asylum procedures. [toc] The Act Council Regulation (EC) No 343/2003 of 18 February 2003 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum […]

Seeking Asylum

The asylum systems in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand are complicated, involve significant amounts of administrative hurdles, and are oftern adversarial. [toc] We are sorry that we partly have to copy the administrative style of language in order to describe precisely how things work. It might take you a bit more time to […]