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What is the UK Border Agency?

The UK Border Agency is a department of the UK government. It provides financial support and accommodation to some people who arrive in the UK seeking asylum. It will only provide you with accommodation and assistance if you have no other way of supporting yourself while you are in the country.

What is the  UK Border Agency?

The UK Border Agency oversees asylum applications in the UK and provides support to asylum seekers that have come to the UK to seek asylum.

When you make an application for asylum, you will be assigned a case owner, who will look after your application from start to finish. Your case owner will also handle your application for asylum support.

If you have any problems with your application, you should contact your case owner. If you don't have a case owner or you don't know how to contact them, call the asylum support helpline on 0845 602 1739.

If you make an application for support from the UK Border Agency, your case owner will be responsible for deciding whether or not you are eligible to receive support. If you are eligible to receive support, the Agency has a duty to provide you with that support and make sure any accommodation you are given is in good condition.

Will I get support?

If you have come to the UK as an asylum seeker then there is a chance you will be able to receive support from the UK Border Agency.

Find out more about eligibility for support.

Contacting the UK Border Agency

You can contact the UK Border Agency by calling the asylum support customer contact centre on 0845 602 1739.

If you want to contact the UK Border Agency to make an application for support then it is probably best to get in touch with the Scottish Refugee Council first. The Scottish Refugee Council is there to assist asylum seekers and refugees. It will help you get in touch with the UK Border Agency and help you to make an application for support.

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