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Just to clarify, is your brother also in the UK? If so, what is his visa?
You must apply for asylum if you want to stay in the UK as a refugee. To be eligible you must have left your country and be unable to go back because you fear persecution. Apply for a visa if you want to come to the UK for another reason (for example to work, study or remain with family).
You should apply when you arrive in the UK or as soon as you think it would be unsafe for you to return to your own country. Your application is more likely to be denied if you wait.
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May I ask what kind of trouble your brother's daughter is facing?
She needs to apply for a passport first so you can bring your niece to the UK. She will need to apply for a visitor visa first, and following her arrival in the UK, an initial asylum application must be made.
Following the initial application for asylum at a border port or airport, a meeting with an immigration officer will be held. This is commonly referred to as ‘screening.’ These meetings are held in person, and she must bring any relevant documents with her on behalf of her case.
Yes, you should travel with her from Africa to UK since she is a minor.
Once you have arrived in the UK, you should use the walk-in service at the asylum intake unit. She will have her asylum screening at the UK border if she claims asylum as soon as you arrive in the UK.
As the adult accompanying her, you must provide proof of address and photo ID (passport or driving licence). You’ll also need the following information when you book her appointment:
Yes, you may. What is your question?
Yes, you can. There is no problem with this.
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Do you mean the cost for applying for travel document? It costs £75 for adults.
I see. There is no fee for applying asylum in the UK.
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However, it is not mandatory to seek a solicitor for the application, but you may choose to do so. It is also advisable to have one. If you wish, I can provide you details on how to locate one close to your home address.
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