This web page is an introduction. For more detailed information on UASC leave, download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page. This page is correct as of 31st July 2019.
This page explains what UASC leave is, what the problems with it are, and what the consequences of a grant of UASC leave may be. For further information, see our pages on claiming asylum as a child, local authority support for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and supporting asylum-seeking children joining their family under the Dublin Regulation.
What is UASC leave?
Can UASC leave be extended?
Is UASC leave the same as Discretionary Leave?
What if a child is over 17 ½ years when the Home Office makes a decision on their asylum claim?
What if a child turns 18 before the Home Office make a decision on their asylum claim?
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