You cannot get asylum in the UK if your country of origin is on the Government list of certified countries. The Government says in certified countries:
- everyone can get protection from the government, police and army; and
- these countries are safe for everyone to live in.
The government does not make it easy to find out which these countries are.
Get legal advice if your country of origin is on the certified countries list and you still need to claim asylum in the UK.
Help while you are waiting
You can get help from the National Asylum Support Service when you apply for asylum. You have to fill a form in. You can get help to fill the form in from an adviser if you need it. Choose Support for asylum seekers below for help with this.
Making an asylum application for the first time
Getting in touch with the Asylum Screening Unit is the first step. Choose Asylum Screening Unit below.
Choose 1 of the 3 options below