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Why is Asylum Advice important?

According to the European Council of refugees and exilees “in many European countries asylum seekers don’t have access to legal aid”. This can result in a feeling of powerless and uncertainty among people seeking asylum. A clear understanding of what is important in their asylum procedure is often lacking due to missing legal aid. This is especially the case in rural areas, where legal advice can hardly reach asylum seekers through legal advice centers or social workers. But even in the city refugees are often not aware of cost-free legal advice options or qualified legal representation.

The lack of legal aid can be detrimental to the success of an asylum application. With the asylum interview at the core of the asylum procedure a good presentation of one’s claim to asylum can’t be emphasised enough. Asylum Advice is aiming to tackle these problems by providing easy access to legal advice. The two functions Asylum Orientation and Connection to Legal Experts guarantee easy access to legal advice.

Easy Access to Legal Advice

Asylum Orientation

According to the European Council of refugees and exilees “in many European countries asylum seekers don’t have access to legal aid”. This can result in a feeling of powerless and uncertainty among people seeking asylum. A clear understanding of what is important in their asylum procedure is often lacking due to missing legal aid. This is especially the case in rural areas, where legal advice can hardly reach asylum seekers through legal advice centers or social workers. But even in the city refugees are often not aware of cost-free legal advice options or qualified legal representation.

The lack of legal aid can be detrimental to the success of an asylum application. With the asylum interview at the core of the asylum procedure a good presentation of one’s claim to asylum can’t be emphasised enough. Asylum Advice is aiming to tackle these problems by providing easy access to legal advice. The two functions Asylum Orientation and Connection to Legal Experts guarantee easy access to legal advice.

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Connection to Legal Experts

After having gained a better orientation in their asylum procedure, asylum seekers can search for legal advisors and lawyers on the Asylum Advice platform. Most importantly legal experts can be found based on their location, language skills and wether or not they take a fee. Having found a fitting legal expert asylum seekers can contact them directly.

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Values

Being aware of the complexity of the asylum procedure and by that the aim to provide easy access to legal advice, Asylum Advice orients itself by the following three core values: Security/Privacy, Usability and Quality Content.

  • Security/Privacy

    Having fled one’s own home country it is important to know that personal information is private and secure. Asylum Advice’s search can therefore be used annonymously.

  • Usability

    Asylum seekers come from very diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Asylum Advice therefore currently offers its service in five different languages. Furthermore the usability and intuitiveness of the design is continually tested by asylum seekers to guarantee that its functionalities are self explanatory. Some team members have themselves gone through the asylum procedure and can ensure that the service provided is kept relevant to asylum seekers’ needs.

  • Quality Content

    Our Content is translated by native Speakers, with a special emphasis on easy understanding. The legal content that is provided by the Asylum Advice platform is put together and revised by legal experts that ensure that there are no mistakes and that the content is up to date.

Easy Access to Legal Advice