Asylum appeal hearings

Guidance for UK Visas and Immigration staff that provides an overview of the asylum appeals hearing process.

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Asylum appeals hearing overview

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UK Visas and Immigration staff guidance that explains the:

  • different types of asylum hearings and their timescales
  • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
  • role of judges and panels
Published 29 October 2009