Asylum applications made before March 2007
This page contains information about asylum applications that were made before March 2007.
Complex casework directorate (formerly known as case resolution directorate (CRD)) has now completed a review of these cases (known as 'legacy cases'). A small number of cases were reviewed but are still awaiting a conclusion. Some examples of cases awaiting conclusion are:
- cases awaiting prosecution;
- cases awaiting removal (including a small number of cases that require further casework action before removal action can be progressed);
- cases with ongoing litigation; and
- cases that were placed in a controlled archive because CRD could not trace the applicant.
This is not an exhaustive list.
Some cases were not included in the original review because of the quality of data at the time when the asylum application was made.
Older live cases unit (OLCU) (formerly known Case assurance and audit unit)
OLCU will now consider any such cases. If the CRD was unable to contact an applicant, their case was probably placed in the controlled archive and then closed by CAAU following a tracing. If we now make contact with that applicant, their case will be transferred to the live cohort and the OLCU will consider it.
If the CRD previously refused your outstanding submissions or advised you that you had no outstanding submissions, the OLCU may now seek to remove you from the UK. You can seek assistance with voluntary returns from your local refugee action office.
The OLCU will consider cases in line with the Immigration Rules that are in place when a final decision is made.
The OLCU will contact you directly if we require any further information.
You can contact the unit at:
Further submissions unit
New Hall Place
OLCU public enquiry line
The OLCU will now provide a call centre facility dealing with queries solely related to applicants who lodged an asylum claim prior to 5 March 2007.
You can contact the team by calling 0151 213 4288.
The call centre will be open from 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday. No other queries will be answered outside of these parameters.