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Asylum seekers accommodation options

Housing and support rights for asylum seekers who have applied to remain in the UK and are awaiting a decision, or who have received a decision.

This content applies to England
  • Accommodation for asylum seekers

    Asylum seekers are housed in regions throughout the UK with no security of tenure. They can challenge dispersal in limited circumstances.

  • UKVI support and conditions

    The type of support that UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) can provide and the factors considered when deciding whether to provide support.

  • Eligibility for UKVI support

    To be eligible for support from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) an asylum seeker must be excluded from social or welfare support and at risk of destitution.

  • UKVI asylum claim support decisions

    Decisions that UK Visas and Immigration can make following the asylum seeker’s application for support.

  • End of UKVI support

    Support from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will come to an end if a person is granted refugee status or other leave. It can also be suspended or withdrawn in certain circumstances.

  • Support after an asylum application is refused

    The availability and process of being granted support after an asylum seeker receives a negative decision on their claim.

  • Support for unaccompanied children claiming asylum

    Social services are responsible for supporting people under 18 who claim asylum and do not have adult family members with them or who they could join.