Home Office Fresh Claim Policy Change
15/01/15 15:18 Filed in: Fresh Asylum
From 26 January 2015 the Home Office are changing the process for making further submissions on asylum and human rights cases (i.e. new asylum claims by those who are appeal rights exhausted but who have not left the UK).
Currently, there are two processes for lodging further submissions. The first are for asylum claims lodged prior to 05 March 2007, where further submissions must be made in person in Liverpool. The second are for claims lodged on or after 05 March 2007, where further submissions can be submitted at a reporting centre local to the claimant or during a regular reporting event.
From 26 January 2015 the Home Office will require everyone wishing to submit further submission to do so in Liverpool. An appointment must requested by telephone and appointments should be scheduled within 10 days of the initial telephone contact.
As before, if a person has exceptional circumstances preventing them from travelling to Liverpool, such as a disability or severe illness, they may, with prior approval, be able to make the further submission by post.
The Home Office say the change is to provide a faster, more efficient service, which ensures a firm but fair immigration system.