If you are liable to detention and deportation
- you must
If someone you know is facing imminent deportation, go straight to: 'Last resort - pass the removal date'
If you are liable to detention and deportation
- you must at all times carry the following information on your person
Date of birth - (copy of birth certificate, if you can)
Home Office Reference number
Home Office Port Reference number
Same details for any family members
Phone number of your:
Solicitor including their emergency number
Your MP including their emergency number
Your doctor (if there are any persistent medical
problems with any member of your family or yourself)
Numbers of any friends/support group/campaign group
A mobile phone that doesn't take photos or give access to the internet, as phones that take photos or give access to the internet will be confiscated if you are detained
You Must have a file containing all your *legal
documents and left next to your front door if in stable accommodation.
(If a 'snatch squad' invades your home you will be able to insist
that they let you take the file.)
A copy of this file should be left with some one who is not liable
to detention and is easy to contact. If detained you can phone
this person and ask them to make copies and post them to yourself
If homeless you must carry this file at all times.
*Documents issued by the Home Office regarding
your case are your property and you are entitled to have them.
If the Home Office send documents to your solicitor they are still
your property; insist that the solicitor gives you copies of all
correspondence from the Home Office, do not take no for an answer.
If you are reporting 'You must' inform someone you are going to
sign and give them a deadline for a return call saying you have
not been detained. (Best practice: someone should accompany you.)
This person should have all your details and if doesn't hear from
you they should contact reporting centre/police station to find
out if you have been detained.
If detained at the first opportunity ring your solicitor if you
have one, your friend/supporters.
Supporters of persons liable to detention/deportation
If someone you are supporting is detained either at a reporting
centre or police station, it is unlikely that you will be able
to speak to him or her.
However those detained at reporting centres or police stations
are usually transferred to detention centres before removal and
you can ring them there.
Addresses for Immigration Removal Centres go here . . . .
Last resort - pass the removal date
If someone you know is being put on a plane today/tomorrow, Freemovement' might be able to provide practical advice as to what can be done to buy some time. We will need the following information on the family/individual:
You will have to email the details to 'No-Deportations'
so if you want to Email replace + with @
Have removal directions been set, if yes,
Is the head of the family is the main/sole claimant:
Date of birth:
Ethnicity if relevant:
Date they arrived in the UK:
Date they claimed asylum:
Religion if relevant:
Sexual orientation if relevant
Medical problems if relevant
Home Office references number/s
(name/date of birth, of any dependents, who are part of the claim)
If other members of the family have claims in their own right, please say who.
Very Important: If the asylum claim has been refused, 'Freemovement' need to see:
1) ICD.2599 Immigration Factual Summary
2) a copy of the Home Office 'Letter of Refusal' also called the 'determination', this is the document refusing asylum.
We must insist that the Home Office letter of refusal is sent to 'Freemomvement' in PDF format. All modern computers have the facility to scan in documents and convert them into PDF's, we will no longer accept multiple Jpegs/tiffs of documents.
(Freempvement will not be able to offer 'Signposting' until we have sight of both these documents.) Please take note the document will be 'securely destroyed' after three weeks, so make sure that you only send a copy.
Important, do not send any other documents than those requested, if you do send other documents they will be securely destroyed unread.
Have you got a solicitor, if yes, name, address, what they are doing
Where you live in the UK, (full postal address and post code)
Are you supported by NASS
If you have been in detention, where and for how long
Short piece on why you came to the UK
Short piece on your life in the UK
Short piece on why you have lost the asylum claim
Short piece on why the Home Office want to remove you
Short piece on why you want to stay in the UK
Date of removal if known
Are you working, (if yes, where and for whom)
Are you a member of a trade union, "if yes, name, branch and contact details of the union"
Have you any relations already in the UK
Have you any friends in the UK
Are you a member of a faith group, ( if yes, do you attend services)
Have you informed your MP, (if yes, what has been their response)
Any other information you think might be relevant
John O for 'Freemovement'
Please do include your own contact details: