The Right to Remain Toolkit is a guide to the UK immigration and asylum system. It gives an overview of the legal system and procedures, with detailed information on rights and options at key stages, and actions you can take in support of your claim, or to help someone else.
Understanding the asylum and immigration system, and your own legal case, is more important than ever. Cuts to legal aid (free, government-funded legal representation) mean that more and more people have no lawyer at all and are forced to navigate this very complicated system without legal representation.
The Toolkit was made, and is kept updated, by Right to Remain: a national migrant rights organisation providing resources and support to assist people in the immigration and asylum system. Since 2013, the Toolkit has been developed with migrant community support groups to become our primary resource. This new, updated and expanded version was published in March 2016.