I am seeking asylum

Application for Support (financial and/or accommodation)

What is an application for support?

If you cannot support yourself or your family while the Home Office is considering your asylum application, you may be eligible to apply to them for money and somewhere to live.

If you meet the Home Office requirements to receive support, you will be given suitable housing and given access to money that will enable you to buy essential things such as food, clothing and toiletries. If you do not need accommodation but you do need money for essential things, or if you need accommodation but not money, the Home Office consider your application for partial support.

Women interviewing man

To apply for asylum support, you need to use an ASF1 application form. You can access the ASF1 application form and guidance notes on the Home Office website.

You should read the guidance notes carefully before you apply. On submitting this application the Home Office will consider whether you meet the requirements for support.

To find out more information on asylum support, please click here

If the Home Office has rejected your asylum application, you may be able to receive short-term support while you are waiting to return to your country of origin. This is known as section 4 support. You should also use the ASF1 application form if you wish to apply for section 4 support.

There strict requirements to qualify for section 4 support which is not provided in the same way as other asylum support.

To find out more information on section 4 support, please click here

 

Do you need assistance to complete your asylum support application?

Our Asylum Support Application (UK) teams can help you complete your application for support. Please contact Asylum Helpline (Support Application).

For Advice

* Providing advice in your language for free from anywhere in the UK.

  • English (and any other language) 0808 8000 630
  • Shqip | Albanian 0808 8000 620
  • አማርኛ | Amharic 0808 8000 622
  • العربية | Arabic 0808 8000 624
  • বাংলা | Bengali 0808 8000 626
  • 中文普通话 | Chinese Mandarin 0808 8000 628
  • فارسی | Farsi 0808 8000 632
  • Français | French 0808 8000 634
  • پنجابی | Punjabi 0808 8000 636
  • پښتو | Pushto 0808 8000 638
  • Soomaali | Somali 0808 8000 640
  • தமிழ் | Tamil 0808 8000 642
  • ትግርኛ | Tigrinya 0808 8000 644
  • اردو | Urdu 0808 8000 646
  • Tiếng Việt | Vietnamese 0808 8000 648

Support Applications

  • English (and any other language) 0808 8000 631
  • Shqip | Albanian 0808 8000 621
  • አማርኛ | Amharic 0808 8000 623
  • العربية | Arabic 0808 8000 625
  • বাংলা | Bengali 0808 8000 627
  • 中文普通话 | Chinese Mandarin 0808 8000 629
  • فارسی | Farsi 0808 8000 633
  • Français | French 0808 8000 635
  • پنجابی | Punjabi 0808 8000 637
  • پښتو | Pushto 0808 8000 639
  • Soomaali | Somali 0808 8000 641
  • தமிழ் | Tamil 0808 8000 643
  • ትግርኛ | Tigrinya 0808 8000 645
  • اردو | Urdu 0808 8000 647
  • Tiếng Việt | Vietnamese 0808 8000 649

* Free from all BT landlines and payphones and the seven major mobile network providers; Orange, 3, O2, T-Mobile, Virgin, Vodaphone, EE. Some other networks may also offer free calls but you are advised to check with your provider before calling.