Asylum & Protection

Returning home is not always an option for people due to a fear of persecution or serious harm. There are different types of protection status that can be granted to an applicant in the UK. Refugee status and humanitarian protection are both forms of international protection and, if granted, an applicant will receive five years of limited leave to remain in the UK. At the end of the five years, they can apply for settlement.

Applicants granted refugee status or humanitarian protection have the right to seek family reunion with the partner and/or children they left behind.

Refugee Status

The legal definition of a ‘refugee’ can be found in the Article 1A(2) of the Refugee Convention, which defines a refugee as a person who:

Owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence is unable or, owing to such fear, unwilling to return to it.

To be granted refugee status, all of these conditions need to be met. If a person is granted refugee status, they will be given the right to work, study and access healthcare and benefits.

Asylum Claims – Full Representation

Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your UK visa. This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI or the Home Office on your behalf.

If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you and your family, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your visa application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your visa for the UK.

We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the visa application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the visa matter has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards. 

Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.

We are proud to be able to offer a fixed fee for full representation in your application for a visa for the UK. Many of our clients find this to be useful in managing their costs and expectations. Although the below pricing information provides a cost range, you will always be given a precise cost on instruction and this will be detailed in your client care letter. The reason that we provide a cost range is because cases can vary considerably according to their complexity. 

Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £2000-£2600 plus VAT; or

Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1500-£2000 plus VAT.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.

Asylum Claims – Consultancy Services:

Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.

Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with);

Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).

Contact Us

If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.

Telephone our offices:

London: 020 3443 9576

High Wycombe: 01494 451355

Marlow: 01628 958445

Email our immigration practitioners: immigration@curzongreen.co.uk