Inadmissibility – third country cases: caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on Immigration Rules 345A-D, relating to inadmissibility of asylum claims and the Home Office processes supporting those rules.


Inadmissibility: safe third country cases

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UK Visas and Immigration staff guidance aimed at:

  • the Third Country Unit (TCU)

  • those responsible for allocating confirmed or potential inadmissibility cases to the TCU

The guidance explains the processes for handling circumstances in which asylum claims must be treated as inadmissible. This is in accordance with Paragraph 345A of the Immigration Rules.

Published 8 October 2018
Last updated 28 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance sets out considerations under the new decision framework in the Nationality and Borders Act 2022, explains paragraph 327F of the Immigration Rules, sets out new provisions in Schedule 3 to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004, relevant to certificates issued on or after 28 June in the context of third country removals, and general housekeeping and restructuring.

  2. Accessible version added.

  3. Updated throughout to reflect changes to processes, in light of the announcement of 14 April 2022 on the Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda.

  4. Updated for end of EU transition period.

  5. Updated guidance document.

  6. Updated guidance document

  7. First published.