We can assist you apply for Humanitarian Protection. If you are unable to claim asylum upon arrival to the United Kingdom, but you can successfully prove you will face serious consequences if you return to your home country, we can provide you with legal advice on how to proceed. Some of the reasons people apply for asylum include encountering the death penalty, unlawful killing, and torture.

Eligibility Requirements

The Home Office will consider providing Humanitarian Protection to the following individuals:

  • Execution or death penalty if they return to their home country
  • Verification from the home country if the execution in on the statue books pertaining to the offence in question
  • Subject to unlawful killing by the home country or a risk of possible assassination exists in their home country
  • Subject would endure inhuman treatment, resulting in severe torture if they return to their home country

Serious criminals such as terrorists or war criminals are a danger to national security and people who are recognised as having bad character, associations, or conduct will not qualify for Humanitarian Protection. If those individual cannot be removed, they will be exclude from Humanitarian Protection and will be offered less favourable condition to remain in the United Kingdom.

Duration of Humanitarian Protection

Home Office grants Humanitarian Protection for a maximum of three years. Towards the end of three years, after an active review, Home Office decides if they need to extend their stay in the United Kingdom or ask them to leave.

In most cases, Home Office may grant a person Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). If the individual no longer requires Humanitarian Protection, meaning it is safe for them to return to their home country, they will be required to leave the United Kingdom.

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) refers to Permanent Residence in the United Kingdom. The visa is usually granted to people who have exhibited their committed to the United Kingdom while in the country on a temporary visa.

People who have are residing in the United Kingdom on an Indefinite Leave to Remain can applying for ILR if they have been granted to live in the country for five years to leave or reside in the United Kingdom on the basis of Humanitarian Protection since August 30, 2005. Additionally, applications will need to submit a biometric residence permit along with their Indefinite Leave to Remain application.


Applicants will not qualify to obtain Humanitarian Protection under the following circumstances:

  • Serious grounds for considering they have committed a war crime, crime against peace, a crime against humanity, or another crime grave in nature
  • Serious grounds or evidence for considering they are a threat to society or they are responsible for instigating acts or convinced others to commit
  • The applicant committed crimes outside the United Kingdom and if the crimes were committed in the UK, they would be punishable

Family Members

Relatives of the applicant who has been granted Humanitarian Protection in the country can apply to join them in the UK. The eligibility requirements for family members are:

  • Under 18
  • Grandparents
  • Parents
  • Dependents 18 or over
  • Civil partners
  • Spouses
  • Unmarried partner

Relatives can only join their family members who have been granted Humanitarian Protection to reside in the United Kingdom if they can prove they were together before the applicant had to flee to another country.

Apart from applying for Humanitarian Protection to live in the United Kingdom for a certain duration, applicants can also apply for protection under Article 3 based on medical conditions, situation of country, and prison condition.

People who are stateless or who have a subject to trafficking can also apply to reside in the United Kingdom. If you think you have a claim to apply for Humanitarian Protection, We can assist you file for it.

You must meet all the other eligibility requirements.

Need legal advice?

UK immigration law is extremely complex and constantly changes. The UKVI has strict criteria relating to different types of visa. Therefore, it is essential you get the right legal advice from an expert UK immigration lawyer to make sure your application is successful, first time. We will guide you through every step of the process, putting you in the best place possible to get a good result.

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