The Home Office have a number of detention centres (Immigration Removal Centres) in the UK which are used to detain asylum seekers and migrants under Immigration Act powers. An asylum seeker or migrant can be detained for a number of reasons but may be able to apply for temporary admission or immigration bail.
If the Home Office does not release you on temporary admission, our expert team of immigration solicitors and barristers can be instructed to assist in an application for bail. If instructed in your immigration bail matter, we can represent you at your bail hearing and make representations on your behalf.
We regularly consult with detained clients and our team are on hand to provide you the support you require.
Who may be detained?
There are numerous categories of people who are detained under Immigration Act powers and these categories can overlap. The following are some examples:
- arrivals to the UK awaiting examination by an immigration officer to determine the right of entry;
- arrivals to the UK denied permission to enter the UK who are awaiting removal;
- those who have no valid leave to remain (visa); and
- those who are accused of obtaining their visa by deception.
Our expert immigration solicitors and barristers are regularly instructed to meet with clients at Immigration Removal Centres and consider their options.
There may be some circumstances where the Home Office choose to release a detained migrant on ‘Temporary Admission’ or ‘Temporary Release’. Temporary Admission is usually an alternative to bail; the idea behind this is to release a migrant while they are awaiting some form of immigration action, decision or procedure to be completed.
Our expert team of lawyers are regularly instructed by detainees to make representations to Immigration Officers and the Home Office so a detained migrant can be released from detention on Temporary Admission/Temporary Release.
Detained migrants may apply to the Court for immigration bail if they have been detained in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) or in prison for 7 days or more. A bail application is made to a Court where an Immigration Judge will consider whether a detainee should be released under certain conditions. Generally, immigration authorities have a duty to release detainees on bail unless they can provide evidence that there are good reasons for detention.
If you wish to consider your options of applying for bail, please contact a member of our immigration team so we can arrange for you to meet with an expert lawyer. If instructed, we can assist you with your bail application and represent you at a bail hearing.
Expert Immigration Lawyers based in London
Our immigration lawyers understand that the immigration rules governing detention are complex and have been significantly elaborated by case law. Our solicitors are regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) and are bound by strict confidentiality rules unlike representatives from OISC firms.
We are a UK law firm based in Middle Temple, London and our solicitors are fully authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Contact our professional personal immigration team today and we can offer you a consultation in person or via telephone or Skype so we can explore your options. You can leave us a message on our Contact Form or give us a call on 02071830570.