The Right to Remain Toolkit – a guide to the UK immigration & asylum system

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.

Right To Remain Toolkit bookletsEven with a lawyer, it is important for asylum seekers to understand their own legal case, and for those standing in solidarity to know how the process works and how best to offer practical support.

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.

The funds to research and produce the toolkit and continue to update it come from public donations including some from Garden Court Chambers and members of Iona Community.