Asylum

Home Office written question – answered on 13th June 2022.

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) adjustments, (b) translation services and (c) other support her Department (i) has in place and (ii) plans to put in place for people seeking asylum who may initially provide incorrect personal details as a result of either translation issues or fear of political persecution in their country of origin.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

All asylum claimants undergo a screening interview with the option of having an interpreter present.

If inaccuracies are identified with the information they have previously provided Home Office systems are amended and relevant checks are re-run.

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