If an initial asylum claim is not accepted by the Home Office and an individual is either unsuccessful on appeal or not given a right of appeal from within the UK, then they may consider making a fresh claim for asylum. 

A fresh claim is basically a second phase in the process of asylum seeking. The rule dealing with fresh claims states that

The submissions will amount to a fresh claim if they are significantly different from the material that has previously been considered.

The submissions will only be significantly different if the content:

1. Had not already been considered and

2. Taken together with the previously considered material, created a realistic prospect of success.

It can be very difficult to succeed with a fresh claim, as often the applicant may well have negative finding from their first claim or Court decision.  It is extremely important in any fresh claim to address these issues and of course set out in detail how any new evidence now creates a prospect of success.

Please note that the Home Office will not accept the submissions via post unless there are medical reasons why an individual cannot attend. An appointment will need to be booked at the asylum reporting centre in Liverpool and an individual will have to attend in person to hand in the submissions.

Our team are very experienced in asylum law and can assist with both the initial asylum claim. the appeals procedure, as well as any fresh claims for asylum ( sometimes referred to as further submissions). Please do get in touch to find out more about how we can help.

Contact us today on 0808 166 8831 or email a.minnaar@sydneymitchell.co.uk or m.southall@sydneymitchell.co.uk alternatively complete our online enquiry form.


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