Asylum accommodation requests: caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on the allocation of non-detained asylum accommodation.



UK Visas and Immigration guidance for staff on those receiving asylum support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in specific areas of the UK. It also contains the suitability criteria for non-detained accommodation.

Published 21 January 2015
Last updated 8 April 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance to include clarifications on the location of asylum accommodation and the information that caseworkers should consider for those with a disability.

  2. Guidance updated with policy clarifications.

  3. Guidance updated to clarify policy.

  4. The 'Allocation of asylum accommodation policy' document has been updated.

  5. Version 8.0 of guidance added. Includes new information on section 95 support for those in private accommodation.

  6. Additions on NABA section 13, changes to the Napier criteria to aid caseworkers in considering vulnerability and clarification of the suitability for criteria and its application to Napier and other accommodation with shared sleeping quarters.

  7. New version of 'Allocation of accommodation policy' pdf uploaded.

  8. Updated guidance.

  9. Updated guidance.

  10. Updated guidance

  11. First published.