Detained at the Airport

We offer emergency help if you have detained at the airport on your way into the UK

Call us on +1844 290 6312

At IAS, we are passionate about helping others. We dedicate time and energy to assisting those who are detained at the airport who are seeking help.

If you have not applied for leave to enter the UK, you may be at risk of being detained at the airport upon your arrival. If you or someone you know is currently facing immigration detention in the UK, IAS can provide urgent advice and support. This support includes an application for bail and advice and assistance on the appeal process. One of our dedicated team will be available to visit any place of immigration detention in the UK where you or your loved one is being held. We are also able to organize family visits and act as a legal representative if your appeal is taken before the Tribunal.

For more information on the options available to you, contact us online or on 1844 290 6312 or read below.

FAQs

What happens when you get detained at the airport?

if you have arrived illegally in the UK, overstayed or had your leave curtailed, you and any dependents may be detained. This could be in an Immigration Removal Center (IRC) or another center for immigration detention UK.

If you have been detained, you may be able to appeal an order for enforced removal or a decision refusing to extend your current Leave to Remain. You can also apply for bail to be released from an IRC or another such center.

Do I qualify for Legal Aid?

Those cases related to the following will qualify for Legal Aid:

  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Victims of trafficking
  • Asylum seekers (in most cases)
  • Refugees with Humanitarian Protection/Discretionary Leave under Article 3 of the EU Convention on Human Rights. For example, ‘freedom from torture or inhuman and degrading treatment’.

This includes support for advice, application assistance, and representation.

What services does IAS offer?

Being detained or facing removal is a very stressful situation. Our lawyers understand this and are readily available to give you and your family the support you need. We have Legal Aid services available, as well as such options as:

  • Advice Packages. This will include your lawyer advising you on the merits of appealing the Home Office’s decision and advising you on documentation
  • Emergency Advice. In which your lawyer will meet you within 24 hours of our initial contact to advise you immediately on your situation
  • Detainee and Bail Package. We can provide full bail application support and legal representation throughout. This includes meeting with the detained person.

Get in touch today if you need advice about you or your loved one’s situation in immigration detention in the UK.

Our Detainee Packages

Emergency Advice Package

Our emergency advice package is designed for those who need urgent, same-day immigration advice

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Application Package

Full assistance throughout your entire application process

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Appeal Package

Full representation through your appeal, including physical representation if your case is heard by a tribunal

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Administrative Review

For those who have no right of appeal
Challenge to a UKVI administrative error

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