1. Overview

You can appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support) if:

  • you’ve applied for asylum support and been turned down
  • you were claiming asylum support and it’s been stopped

The tribunal must receive your appeal within 3 days of you getting the letter about the decision - you may be able to carry on claiming asylum support (if you were already getting it) while you appeal.

The tribunal is independent of government. A judge will listen to both sides of the argument before making a decision.

Help you can get

You may want to get help and advice before you appeal.

Contact the Asylum Support Appeals Project for free legal representation and to see if you can get legal aid.

You can contact Refugee Action and Refugee Council for advice and support - they may be able to find another organisation to you.

You can also find a lawyer.