Clients can refer themselves or be referred via another asylum seeker support organisation. On receipt of a referral, their case is reviewed by an Immigration Specialist and depending on availability; allocated to one of our Caseworkers or pro bono Legal Teams.


  • We can only accept Appeals to the First Tier Tribunal

  • Whoever is referring the client will need to provide the following:

    • Reasons for Refusal Letter

    • Dates of their Hearing(s) if the Appeal already been lodged

    • Notice of Immigration Decision if the Appeal hasn’t been lodged

    • The client’s ARC card

  • These can all be sent via email, fax, post or brought into the office by hand.

  • In order to refer an Appeal, please call the office on 0113 350 8608 or email

Fresh Claims

  • We can help with Fresh Claims for asylum from those whose first application has been dismissed

  • We hold Fresh Claim Surgeries every 6 – 8 weeks at a Leeds city centre location. If we are able to support a client they will be added to our waiting list which is currently about 8 weeks long. Due to limited resource we are unable to update clients during this period and will just contact them once we are able to commence work on their case; we appreciate your understanding with this.

  • Each client will have a 20 minute slot with a qualified Immigration Specialist who will assess their case and make a decision as to whether we can support them

  • In order to book a slot, or refer a Fresh Claim, you need to check our website for the date of our next Fresh Claim Surgery and once it’s advertised please call the office on 0113 350 8608 or email

We are unable to help with

  • Initial asylum claims

  • Applications for permission to Appeal

  • Judicial Reviews

  • Other non-asylum immigration matters

  • Client’s travel expenses and costs related to medical reports, expert reports and translations

If you are an asylum seeker requiring practical and/or emotional support, please visit our Useful Links page for more information on local organisations providing these services.

Our criteria for helping an asylum seeker

  • They must have an Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal or a Fresh Claim case.

  • They must have no current representative and be unable to obtain one; and

  • They must be unable to pay for a representative – this usually means they will be destitute or receiving asylum support; and

  • Their case must be an application for asylum or a claim based on article 3 of ECHR – i.e. they are at risk of inhuman or degrading treatment, or persecution.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our office is for administrative use only and we will not be able to see clients there.

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