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A handbook for asylum seeking women

This legal guide explains the law on international protection, how asylum claims are dealt with in the UK, and what support is available during the process. Please also read the 2014 updates.

We hope that if you are an asylum-seeking woman and you read this guide, you will understand how and why decisions on your case are made and feel more confident when you discuss your case. If you work with asylum-seeking women, we hope that this guide will give you the information you need to support them.

Please note there have been significant changes to the law since this legal guide was published. Please also read the updates.