Self-Help Kits

On this page, you will find different Self-Help Kits: to support asylum seekers in all stages of their procedure, to write the statement when applying for asylum through UNHCR, divided per country/region, and general information.

Self-help kits for the asylum procedure

These self-help kit aims to introduce key concepts about the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) process and guide asylum seekers in writing strong and credible asylum statements. 

Disclaimer: The documents contain general suggestions for asylum seekers. It is not legal advice. Not all of the sections may apply to you or you may be given different directions by your legal counsel or any relevant authority.

Refugee Status Determination Process

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Asylum Interviews

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Appeal to an Asylum Rejection

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Reopening of an Asylum Application

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Self-help kits for asylum through UNHCR

If you are a refugee who is applying for asylum through UNHCR, we have prepared Self Help Kits to aid you in the process of writing your statement for your Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Interview. You can access our self-help kits in the following languages:

SELF-HELP KITS BY COUNTRY / REGION

Click here to access a self-help kit developed by Asylum access on how to Write Your Statement for Your Refugee Status Determination (“RSD”) Interview with UNHCR.

Click here to access a video explaining how remote Refugee Status Determination interviews are conducted in UNHCR Egypt since the outbreak of COVID-19.

‘Know your rights’ is a handbook for refugee rights in India developed by the Migration and Asylum project (M.A.P.). Click here for a version of the handbook in English.

This booklet is also available in DariMizo and Somali.

M.A.P. has developed other useful handbooks available in different languages, that can be found here.

‘Know your rights’ is a handbook for refugee rights in India developed by the Migration and Asylum project (M.A.P.). Click here for a version of the handbook in English.

This booklet is also available in DariMizo and Somali.

M.A.P. has developed other useful handbooks available in different languages, that can be found here.

Click here for information on asylum seekers in New Zealand.

Click here to access a video produced by Asylum Access Thailand and its local partners to help explain the Refugee Status Determination process to those seeking asylum in Thailand with the UNHCR.

The Right to Remain Toolkit is a step-by-step guide to the UK immigration and asylum system. It’s free to use, and it’s for people who want to learn more about the legal process, or a particular part of the legal process.

Click here for general remarks and a questionnaire to help while preparing your statement.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Video on how to Write Asylum Story

ScottLegal Immigration law firm

Click here for a short guide on how to prepare the written statement for refugee status determination.

We are always looking to expand the resources on our platform. If you know about relevant resources, or you are aware of organisations and individuals to include in our directories, please get in touch.

Last updated January 2023