Asylum claims from UK visa applicants: caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on handling asylum claims from applicants who have a UK visa or have applied for one.


Visa matches - handling asylum claims from visa applicants

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UK Visas and Immigration guidance for staff responsible for screening, deciding and managing asylum applications from individuals who have:

  • a visa (or electronic visa waiver) to come to the UK

  • applied for a UK visa

  • applied for a visa to go to the Republic of Ireland

It covers:

  • the central reference system (CRS) and visa application forms (VAFs)

  • screening and routing actions

  • casework actions - file receipt, interviews, decisions and recommendations

  • visa match scenarios

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Published 3 April 2012
Last updated 10 June 2024 + show all updates
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