On this page, we’ve collected links to the most commonly filled in forms for asylum seekers and refugees. Where possible, we’ve tried to organise the links into suitable categories.
Please note that these are external links, and we cannot be held responsible if the documents that they point to are out of date, or get taken down fromtheir originating website.
Where possible we have checked that these links still work. Most, if not all, of these application forms will require Adobe Reader, which can be found here.
All appeal forms to the First and Upper Tier Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration Chamber) can be found here.
Application for s.95 (cash) asylum support, and accommodation, if required can be found here.
Application for section 4 support, including special forms for section 4 bail address, medical declaration etc. All Section 4 forms can be found here.
Integration Loan application form for those granted refugee status or Humanitarian Protection can be found here.
Refugee Applications etc
Fresh asylum claim for those previously refused. An appointment has to be made at UKBA first. Whilst forms are not compulsory, the basis of the fresh claim must be put in writing and taken to the appointment. Appointments may not be necessary for the elderly or disabled – see UKBA website. The forms can be found here.
SET (Protection Route)
Application for settlement (indefinite leave) from person granted 5-years limited leave as a refugee or with Humanitarian Protection after 30th August 2005. The forms can be found here.
Application for indefinite leave if previously granted limited leave following refusal of asylum, and are within one month of completing that leave. Limited leave means: discretionary leave; or humanitarian protection prior to 31st August 2005; or ELR for a period of less than four years or for individual periods of less than four years even if now totalling four years or more (those granted four years’ ELR in one block should use Form ELR or SET(O)). The forms can be found here.
Travel documents for those granted leave to remain (HP, DL, Asylum, ILR) can be found here.
All visa application forms can be found here.
“Sponsorship Undertaking” forums can be found here.
Leave to Remain (in-country)
Transfer indefinite leave previously granted to be entered into a new passport or travel document. The forms can be found here.
COA Marriage / Civil Partnership
Permission to marry or register a civil partnership in the UK. Certificate allowing foreign nationals with limited leave to notify a Registrar that they intend to marry in the UK. Approval for marriage does not constitute leave to remain. Scheme to be abolished late 2010. The forms can be found here.
Application for extension of stay in UK as spouse or unmarried partner of a person present and settled here. The forms can be found here.
Replacement Compulsory Identity Card for certain foreign nationals – inc. those getting leave through FLR(M) application. The forms can be found here.
Application for extension of stay in various categories including visitor (where permitted), overseas qualified nurse or midwife, representative of overseas newspaper. The forms can be found here.
Extension of stay as a retired person of independent means; or a sole representative. The forms can be found here.
Extension of stay as an academic visitor; as a domestic worker in a private household; on grounds of UK ancestry; or as a visitor for private medical treatment. The forms can be found here.
Indefinite leave as spouse or unmarried partner, forms can be found here.
Indefinite leave as: Work permit holder; Rep of overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcaster; Private servant in diplomatic household; Domestic worker in private household; Overseas government employee; Minister of religion/missionary/member of religious order; Ground crew of overseas airline; Person with UK ancestry (Zimbabwean; must be postal applications); Writer/composer/artist; Highly skilled migrant; Long residence in UK; Other reasons not specifically covered by other forms. The forms can be found here.
Indefinite Leave as a victim of domestic violence can be found here.
Indefinite leave as a family member (other than spouse or unmarried partner) of person present and settled in UK, ie: Child under 18 of a parent or parents or relative present and settled; Adopted child of a parent or parents present and settled; Parent grandparent or other dependent relative of a person present and settled. The forms can be found here.
Nationality and Citizenship
Naturalisation as a spouse or on 5 years residence. The forms can be found here.
Fees leaflet: applications for citizenship and right of abode can be found at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/britishcitizenship/nationality-fees.pdf
Replacement Nationality Certificate for post 1986 issued certificates. The forms can be found here.
Application for a registration certificate confirming right of residence of an EEA or Swiss national.
Application for a residence card (passport endorsement) for a non-EEA national who is a family member of a resident EEA or Swiss national, and not covered by FMRS above.
Application by EEA/Swiss national for permanent residence.
Application by non-EEA/Swiss national family member for permanent residence.
All EEA forms can be found here.
Application forms for ‘A8’ Accession country nationals
Workers Registration Scheme application for A8 nationals for their first year of residence. Once they have had 1 years continuous registration and employment under the scheme they may apply for a registration certificate on form EEA1. The forms can be found here.
Non-EEA national family members of nationals of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia are not eligible to apply for a residence card (see form EEA2 above) until the EEA national has completed 12 months continuous employment in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile they can apply on this form for a family member residence stamp to confirm his/her right of residence under European law. The forms can be found here.
Application forms for (‘A2’) Bulgarian and Romanian nationals
Registration Certificate as highly skilled individual
Accession Worker Card (AWC)
Accession Worker Card as authorised family member
Residence card for non-EEA family member of A2 national with Registration Certificate
Non-EEA family member (of A2 with AWC) residence stamp
Family Member Registration Certificate
All BR forms can be found here.
Turkish Employed – application for further permission to stay and work can be found here.
Turksh Self-employed can be found here.
Dependant of Turkish Self-employed can be found here.
Permanent residence in the United Kingdom as a citizen of Bulgaria or Romania who came here to establish themself in business under the terms of the former European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) that applied until those countries joined the European Union (EU) on 1 January 2007. The forms can be found here.
Work and study based application forms
Tier 1 (HSW) – Highly skilled worker category forms can be found here.
Tier 1 (E) – Entrepreneur forms can be found here.
Tier 1 (I) – Investor forms can be found here.
Tier 1 (PSW) – Post-study worker forms can found here.
Tier 2 (GEN) – Sponsored skilled worker (general) forms can be found here.
Tier 2 Religious – Minister of Religion forms can be found here.
Tier 2 Sports people – Sports people forms can be found here.
Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer – Intra-company transfer forms can be found here.
Tier 4 Adult – Adult student forms can be found here.
Tier 4 Child – Child student forms can be found here.
Tier 5 – Temporary Workers
Including creative and sporting, charity workers, religious workers, government authorised exchange and international agreement. The forms can be found here.
Tier 5 – Youth Mobility Scheme
The youth mobility scheme forms can be found here.
Applications under Points Based Scheme for visas from abroad
Points Based Scheme General Migrant Visa forms can be found here.
Points Based Scheme General Migrant Dependent Visa forms can be found here.