Asylum and Humanitarian Protection

How can we help you?

Asylum is considered as somebody who is in need of protection.

You can make an application for asylum if you fear return to your country based on a convention reason. You would need to be able to show that you are unable to return to your country because you fear persecution

An application ideally needs to be made on arrival to the UK or as soon as possible. If an application is being made after some time you should explain the reasons behind the delay in making a claim.

Your claim would need to show that you are in fear of persecution on the grounds of;

  • your race
  • your religion
  • your nationality
  • your political opinion
  • anything else that puts you at risk because of the social, cultural, religious or political situation in your country, for example, your gender, gender identity or sexual orientation

You will also need to demonstrate that you have been unable to obtain protection from the authorities in your country.


You family members such as your partner and children who are under 18 can be included in your application as your dependents. However, your children and your partner can also make their
own applications.

Following a claim for asylum, you will have what is called a screening interview. At the screening interview you will be asked questions relating to your claim ad your fingerprints maybe taken. Further to the screening interview you will be issued with your substantive interview, which is a detailed interview with the Home Office in which they will take all the information and details about your reasons for claiming asylum. Following this interview, you
will be served with a decision on your claim.

We at Shawstone Associates have over 16 years of experience in asylum and human rights claims, right from the point of a screening interview to a Home Office decision and the appeals process. Contact us for your free consultation today and allow us to help you through the entire process. We can guide you during your asylum claim and provide legal assistance and advice in . ensuring your case is being fully dealt with by the Home Office. We have extensive knowledge and experience in handling such cases and can help identify the evidence which is needed to support your asylum claim.

Get in touch

Get in contact with us today for a solution to all your immigration related problems. We are specialist immigration solicitors who can assist you with a range of applications. Contact us either by filling out our contact us page below, or you can telephone us and we will be able to offer you a suitable appointment. Either way where we are able to assist we can offer you a suitable appointment. We also offer legal advice and assistance through Legal Aid, therefore contact us to see if you are entitled for your case to be conducted via legal aid.