A recent change in law means that the Home Office can more easily ‘conclude’ asylum applications by treating them as withdrawn.
The implications of an asylum withdrawal on a person’s asylum support are drastic. Their financial support will stop straightaway and they will be given 7 days’ notice to quit their accommodation.
This brief guide for refugee support organisations explains the changes. It is essential that asylum seekers maintain contact with the Home Office as a means to safeguard their asylum claims and protect themselves from destitution and homelessness.
Please follow the link to access translations for asylum seekers on how to prevent their claims from being withdrawn – this includes tips for how to contact Migrant Help to update their contact details. Asylum claims being treated as withdrawn | Law Centre Northern Ireland (lawcentreni.org)