You must visit the asylum screening unit if you’re in the UK and want to claim asylum.
You’ll have your asylum screening at the UK border if you claim asylum as soon as you arrive in the UK.
Where to go
The asylum screening unit is in Croydon, near London. You can make an appointment or go to the centre from 8am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon CR9 2BY
Telephone: 020 8196 4524
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:45pm
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Check what you need to bring with you before you go.
When you arrive
You’ll have to go through a security check before you’re allowed to go to your asylum screening.
You’ll be searched and you’ll go through a body scan. Your bags will also be scanned.
How long it takes
Your asylum screening can take up to 4 hours. You may also be detained for longer.
You should bring anything you need, eg medication, food and anything you need for any children you have with you.