Streamlined asylum processing: OISC position.

The Home Office has published its new guidance on making decisions under streamlined asylum processing.

OISC’s position:

While only regulated legal advisers working at Level 2 and above can provide asylum advice to claimants completing the Asylum Claim Questionnaire, you can offer assistance if you are not regulated where this help related to language issues and the technicalities of completing and submitting the forms. Requests for time extensions to complete the forms can also be made be an unregulated person, supporting the claimant.

However, this must not stray into giving immigration or asylum advice. You must be regulated to give this advice.

We have more information on what assistance can be provided by an unregulated person on our website.

*not including regulated barristers, solicitors and legal executives

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The original publication date of this post was February 24, 2023 5:17 pm