Overstayer and Asylum Application

Practice Area

  • Immigration

Issues Client Faced

  • Overstayer
  • Asylum Application
  • Mental Health issues
  • Home Office Delays

Client’s Situation

Mrs N is a Ugandan national.  She arrived in the UK in 2009, however she did not apply for asylum until after her brother was killed abroad in 2010.  During this time her application to extend her student visa was being considered by the Home Office.

Mrs N feared return to Uganda because of her sexuality.  She has been physically abused by the men in her family, because of this.  She was later forced into a marriage and had children.  She has been imprisoned in Uganda because of her sexuality however she managed to escape to the UK where she has been active in gay rights organisations.

Due to the effects of the abuse she suffered in Uganda she was referred to Medical Justice, who provided a report for her.

Following severe delays on the part of the Home Office to make a decision on her application for asylum, pre action protocol was commenced against the Secretary of State as a result of which we negotiated a reasonable timescale within which a decision should be made.

Mrs N was finally granted asylum.

Our Action

We assisted the client in applying for asylum.  We prepared a detailed statement for her and made a referral to the Medical Foundation to assist in preparing a medico legal report to ascertain her mental health issues.  Following the substantive interview, detailed representations were prepared and submitted to the Home Office who then delayed making a decision within their timetable.  Pre action protocol commenced and a judicial review was finally submitted, following which a decision was made by the Home Office.

The Result

Mrs N was granted refugee status in the UK.

What The Client Said

“I hereby continue to thank LUPINS for every single support that you provided to me day by day. Thank you very much Zeenat for standing there for me. I feel better. You are my Hero!!! God bless you.”

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