Humanitarian Protection

Humanitarian protection is not considered under the same legal framework as refugee status. Humanitarian protection is considered when the definition of a ‘refugee’ cannot be met by an applicant. Instead, the Home Office will consider whether an applicant would be at risk of serious harm if they returned to their country of origin. Serious harm may include the death penalty, execution or unlawful killing, torture, inhuman or degrading treatment, or a serious and individual threat to life.

Humanitarian protection is a type of ‘subsidiary’ protection and is considered inferior to refugee status because of some practical disadvantages which come with the status. 

For example, if an applicant wishes to study in the UK, they will need to be ordinarily resident in the UK for three years before they can be considered a ‘home student’ and benefit from being able to access student loans and avoid international student fees.

Also, an applicant will not be able to obtain a Travel Document (issued by the Home Office to those with refugee status) and instead will need to rely on their national passport if they want to travel or satisfy the Home Office that they are eligible for a ‘Certificate of Travel’. 

Humanitarian Protection 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.

Humanitarian Protection 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

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