- Ministry of Justice, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, and First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support)
- Decision date:
- 17 March 2008
- Section 4(2) (support for failed asylum seekers)
- Section 4(2) - regulation 3(2)(a) - steps to leave
- Smith, SV
- Not landmark
- Reference number:
Asylum Support Tribunal decision of Judge Verity Smith on 17 March 2008.
Refusal of Section 4 support under Regulation 3(2)(a) and a failure to demonstrate destitution. Finding of destitution under Regulation 3(1)(a) was made. Regulation 3(2)(a) was not satisfied despite the appellant having taken some not inconsiderable steps to leave the UK because the appellant had failed (a) to comply with the criteria for citizenship given to her by the Eritrean Embassy, namely to provide three witnesses to her Eritrean nationality, (b) to contact the IOM in order to request assistance in clarifying the requirements of the Eritrean embassy, (c) to contact the Eritrean community in Lambeth for assistance, (d) to contact anyone in Eritrea for assistance, and (e) to contact the Immigration Service for assistance. Appeal dismissed.
Read the full decision in SY v SOS AS_08_03_17274
Decision date: 17 March 2008