You can submit further submissions following the refusal of your asylum or human rights claim, or where your asylum claim has been withdrawn or treated as withdrawn under paragraph 333C of the Immigration Rules. Through further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim, further evidence may be submitted by a failed asylum seeker or a migrant
who has had their human rights claim refused.

Paragraph 353 in Part 12 of the Immigration Rules applies to further submissions on protection and human rights grounds. It sets out the circumstances in which further submissions will be considered and, if rejected, how to determine whether they amount to a fresh claim. Paragraph 353 states that submissions will amount to a fresh claim if they are significantly different from material that has already been considered. Submissions will only be significantly different if the content:

  • has not already been considered; and
  • taken together with previously considered material, creates a realistic prospect of success before the Tribunal on protection or human rights grounds, including claims under Article 8 ECHR (which will be considered under the Family or Private Life Rules, where appropriate)

All further submissions made on protection grounds following the refusal of asylum or humanitarian protection must be made in person at the Further Submissions Unit (FSU) in Liverpool. Claimants must make an appointment to attend the FSU unless they fall into one of the exceptional categories. Further submissions based on non-asylum and protection grounds from failed asylum seekers can be made either by post or in person.

The FSU operates an appointment only system. To make an appointment, individuals must contact the FSU (the telephone number is 0151 213 2411). The FSU will send written confirmation of the appointment (by letter or e-mail) to the individual, including the address of the FSU and a link to the form on the Gov.UK website. Claimants should complete the form and bring it to their appointment in Liverpool. The FSU address is Level 1, 6 Union Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9AF.

Evidence required for further submissions in person

When attending the FSU to submit further submissions, claimants are required to bring the following documents:

  • a completed Further Submissions form detailing the additional information the claimant would like the Home Office to consider
  • supporting documents, including, where available, any Reasons For Refusal Letters (RFRLs) or appeal determinations
  • application Registration Card (ARC) if still in possession of this
  • passport (of the claimant and all dependants in the UK, if not with the Home Office)
  • Evidence of family life in the UK (for family or private life based submissions)
  • Police Registration Certificates (if held)
  • any other Identity documents (if held)
  • 4 un-separated passport - sized photographs (of the claimant and any dependants)
  • evidence of accommodation (if not provided by the Home Office)
  • any other documents relevant to the claim

The Home Office does not require principal claimants to bring dependants, including children, with them to their appointment but any information in respect of any dependents must be provided on the day.

Waiving the ‘in-person’ requirement

In exceptional circumstances, for example due to a disability or severe illness, further submissions from failed asylum seekers may be accepted either through local arrangements or by post. The claimant (or legal representative) must provide supporting evidence about the reasons why a postal claim or local arrangements are appropriate and obtain prior agreement from the FSU.

Right Of Appeal Against Refusal Of Fresh Claim

Where it is decided that further submissions do not amount to fresh claim, there is no right of appeal against refusal of further submissions, including refusal of repeat applications. However, where further submissions are refused but it is considered that there is a fresh claim on asylum or human rights grounds, a right of appeal is generated under section 82 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 as amended by the Immigration Act 2014. The claimant will only be entitled to an in-country right of appeal if it is accepted that there is a fresh claim.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Asylum Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim. The quality of our service is self-evident from clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim, the casework to be carried our by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you in relation to your immigration matter and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim;
  • Discussing the basis of further submissions for fresh claim in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim and discussing the same with you;
  • Booking your appointment with the Home Office, Liverpool for submission of your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim in person;
  • Preparing detailed further submissions to be submitted to the Home Office, Liverpool in support of the fresh asylum and/or human rights claim;
  • Protecting your interests while your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim are pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed on the progress of your matter;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim.

Our Fee

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500 (no VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your further representations for fresh asylum and/or human rights claim. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, fees of country expert for expert report etc.

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