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Home Office written question – answered on 9th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what information an asylum seeker needs to provide in order to make an application for asylum.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

In order for a claim for asylum to be registered, the claimant will need to express a fear of serious harm or persecution that means they cannot return to their own country.

They will be asked to provide, if available, documentation regarding their identity, age, nationality, countries and place(s) of previous residence, previous asylum applications, travel routes and travel documents for both themselves and their dependants. Additional information and documentation that are relevant to the circumstances of the individual may be requested to assist in the decision making process.

Further information on claiming asylum in the UK can be found at

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