Referrals for the AST
There is no public funding available for legal representation for asylum support appeals. As a result, the vast majority of the appellants attend their oral hearings with no legal representative.
To fill this gap, the Duty Scheme provides asylum seekers with free legal representation and advice in their asylum support appeals. ASAP’s legal advisers at the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support). If you are advising a client with an appeal hearing at the Tribunal, we might be able to represent them for free.
Please make a referral using the form below. Do not put any confidential client details such as name, date of birth, or nationality, in the form.
Alternatively, you can make a referral by faxing the following information to us on 020 7033 4030:
- Contact details of the adviser (we do not contact the appellant directly)
- Decision letter from the Home Office
- Notice of appeal
- Any other relevant documents or evidence
After you have filled in the form or faxed the information, a legal adviser will contact you to discuss the case.
If you have any questions about making a referral, please call us on 020 7729 3056.
ASAP’s Duty Scheme service is free and is available on a “first come, first served” basis. Please note that we are not able to offer appointments in our office.