Asylum

Home Office written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Mark Lazarowicz Mark Lazarowicz Labour, Edinburgh North and Leith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 225187, what information about the possibility of challenging a decision to transfer a case to another signatory state under the Dublin III Regulation, identifying the national authorities to which appeals and reviews are to be lodged and the relevant time limits, is provided to applicants that relates to an appeal or review that would take place prior to removal in accordance with Article 27 of the Dublin III regulations.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

As in the Answer to Question 225187 information relating to the possibility to challenge transfer decisions is given to applicants. The guide to completing appeal forms that accompanies a decision advises of an appeal right to the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and refers to the time limit of 28 calendar days to appeal. The guide also lists organisations in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, such as the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, Law Societies, Legal Aid Boards and Legal Service Commission, who are able to provide applicants with names and addresses of professional representatives. The organisations and/or professional

representatives may also advise on other avenues of challenge, such as judicial review in the relevant courts in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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