Refugees

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If you have to leave your country of residence due to fear of prosecution, you can apply for refugee status. With the right help, your chances of having your application accepted is high. Upon approval, you are eligible to have your immediate family join you. This include your partner (including married partner, unmarried partner or civil partner) and child under 18.

If you are a refugee or a person with humanitarian protection already staying in the UK, you can also apply for settlement (permanent residence). This will allow you to live, work and study in the UK freely .

Our team at Optimus Law are experienced and dedicated when it comes to helping persons seeking asylum. If your case has been refused by the Home Office, we can help you overturn it on appeal. We can assist you apply for asylum. We can also help you acquire humanitarian protection. We can also help and your family apply to join you on the family reunion visa. Additionally, we can arrange family visitations and bail, if you have been detained. Our team will prepare for you a strong case and check your documents ensuring you have all the required paperwork, if you are seeking asylum. We will liaise with the UKVI (Home Office) and the proper authorities throughout the duration of your case. We will help you appeal Home Office decisions, as well as advice you on your best course of action. Lastly, we will represent you to the immigration tribunal.

FAQ

  • Am I eligible to claim asylum?

If you had to leave your country of residence due to fear of prosecution, you can apply for asylum. In order to improve your chances of approval, it is essential you apply as early as possible after entering the UK. If your visa application is approved, you can live in the UK for 5 years, after which you can apply for a settled status.

You can seek legal aid if you are unable to fully cover the costs of legal counsel.

  • Am I eligible to apply for permanent residence?

If you are a refugee who has been granted asylum and have been in the UK for at least 5 years, you can apply for permanent residence.

If you need help apply for permanent residence, get in touch.

  • Can my family join me?

Your immediate family is eligible to join you on a family reunion visa. If the application is successful, your family will stay in the UK with the same permission as you.

Family member in this case refers to your partner and children under 18 who is not in a civil partnership or marriage.

  • What options are available if I am not a refugee but am fleeing inhumane treatment?

If you are not a refugee, you can still claim asylum in the UK. You have to stand a real risk of exposure to inhumane/degrading treatment, torture or punishment. If your visa application is approved, you can live in the UK for 5 years, after which you can apply for an indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

How Can Optimus Law Help?

Our team at Optimus Law are experienced and dedicated when it comes to helping persons seeking asylum. If your case has been refused by the Home Office, we can help you overturn it on appeal.

We will

  • Assist you apply for asylum;
  • Help you acquire refugee status or humanitarian protection;
  • Help you and your family apply to join you on the family reunion visa;
  • Arrange family visitations and bail, if you have been detained;
  • Prepare for you a strong case and check your documents ensuring you have all the required paperwork, if you are seeking asylum;
  • Liaise with the UKVI (Home Office) and the proper authorities
  • Help you appeal Home Office decisions;
  • Represent you to the immigration tribunal.

Contact us for a free assessment.

What Our Clients say

“Me and my sister have known Robina for a long time. From visa application to settlement, she had been helping both of us successfully. Robina is a very experienced solicitor and knows everything at her fingertips. Has always been highly reliable in her work so it is always nice to know someone that you can turn to when you need advice. I can’t recommend Robina highly enough to anyone that needs help or advice in immigration issues”
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