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.
Asylum seekers are housed in regions throughout the UK with no security of tenure. They can challenge dispersal in limited circumstances.
The type of support that UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) can provide and the factors considered when deciding whether to provide 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.
Decisions that UK Visas and Immigration can make following the asylum seeker’s application for 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 It can also be suspended or withdrawn in certain circumstances.
The availability and process of being granted support after an asylum seeker receives a negative decision on their claim.
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.