Asylum seekers

In most countries a person must apply for asylum before they are recognised as a refugee. An asylum seeker is someone who arrives in a new country and makes an asylum application. It is then up to the government to decide if their claim meets the definition of a refugee.

For further information please visit the websites below:

Hampshire County Council - asylum seeker and refugee support

Refugee Council

GOV UK - asylum support

If you need further information on becoming a British Citizen or information on immigration, visit the Government's webpages on Citizenship.


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