Language analysis

Asylum policy guidance on language analysis.


Language analysis

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Asylum policy guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions to use language analysis in cases where nationality is disputed.

Published 21 February 2013
Last updated 2 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated document with new version.
  2. Updated guidance.
  3. updated document to reflect new processes under new contractor
  4. First published.