Search leicester city council
Main menu
Advice & Benefits
.

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Who is a Refugee? 

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence.

 

In Britain a refugee is a person whose application for asylum has been approved.

 

Who is an Asylum Seeker?

An asylum seeker is someone who has submitted an application for asylum to the United Kingdom authorities and is still waiting for a decision on whether this will be granted.


Contact Us

Contact us by visiting our A to Z page.

 

Useful Links 

Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate

Asylum Support Tribunal Guidance

Asylum Aid

Refugee Council



Useful Addresses

Refugee Action
Chancery House,
7 Millstone lane,
Leicester,
Phone: (0116) 261 6200

Refugees & Asylum Seekers Advice Project
Epic House (third floor)
Lower Hill Street, Leicester
LE1 3SH
Phone: (0116) 299 9800

 

Refugee Housing Association
Active Community Centre
2nd Floor, 9 Newarke Street,
Leicester
LE1 5SN
Phone: (0116) 257 4000


*Leicester City Council is not responsible for the content and services on external websites.