Asylum will be given if the Home Office is satisfied that you are a refugee, that you have left your country and are unable to go back because you have a well-founded fear of persecution because of your:
Once you arrive in the UK, you should book an appointment to attend the asylum screening unit in Croydon (south of London). If you want your wife and children to be part of your application, you must take them with you.
You should telephone the unit to book an appointment. Here are the details:
Phone: 020 8196 4524 for appointments
Address: Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road, Croydon CR9 2BY
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-13:00.
The appointment line is open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:45.
When you go to the asylum screening unit, you will need to take with you:
All of the documents listed above must be original documents. Photocopies are not acceptable.
In addition, you must provide 4 unseparated passport-style photographs of you, and 4 unseparated passport-style photographs of your wife and of each of your children. The photographs must be:
You must clearly print the name and date of birth of the person in each photograph on the reverse of that photograph.
If you do not provide these photographs when you make your application at the asylum screening unit, it may take longer to produce the documentation confirming your immigration status (if you are given permission to stay in the UK).
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