Asylum decision making guidance (asylum instructions)

Asylum policy guidance for decision making in asylum applications.

This collection contains asylum policy guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions on asylum applications.


Published 11 June 2014
Last updated 2 October 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added new guidance on asylum decision making prioritisation.

  2. Added the guidance for a child staying with or joining a non-parent relative (protection).

  3. Added guidance on streamlined asylum processing.

  4. Guidance on permission to stay on a protection route for claims made from 28 June 2022 published.

  5. Guidance on "Family Asylum Claims" added.

  6. Guidance on 'medical evidence in asylum claims' added.

  7. Added operational note on 'considering children's individual protection needs'.

  8. Added guidance on Hague Convention cases.

  9. Added the guidance on family reunion immigration rules.

  10. Added guidance for pending prosecutions in asylum claims.

  11. "Inadmissibility: third country cases" added to collection.

  12. Guidance on disclosure of asylum information to third parties added.

  13. Updated guidance on asylum process

  14. Added guidance on sexual identity issues in the asylum claim

  15. First published.