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. 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. You can download a copy of this guide here.

Please note there have been significant changes to the law since 'this legal guide was published. Please also read our information on important changes to the immigration rules on family migration, available here


You can find a list of useful contacts for further support here.