Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about policing or the law? You may be able to find the answer here.
Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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You should claim asylum at your port of entry into the UK. If you fail to claim asylum on arrival then you would have to persuade the authorities that you had a valid reason for not claiming asylum upon your first entry into the UK.
Asylum seekers should make their application at their port of entry to the UK or after entry to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate. They should apply as soon as possible. In some cases, claimants should pursue their claim in another EU member state or other safe country, whereupon the Nationality Directorate can remove them to that country.