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Immigration Bail: What to do if you are detained?

Being detained in an Immigration Removal Centre can be a very traumatic time for a person. We are able to represent clients who are detained with their immigration applications, however we can also apply for bail in order for the person to be released from detention. There are two types of immigration bail options.

Secretary of State Immigration Bail

You can apply to the Home Secretary for bail at any time after you arrive in the UK even on the first day of your arrival and detention.

Application to be released on First-Tier Tribunal Bail

You can apply to the First-tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber for bail if you arrived in the UK more than 8 days ago. Your application for bail will be decided by an independent judge at a hearing. It is likely that you will not attend your hearing in person but via video link.

We here at Imperial & Legal are able to provide support at any stage of your bail application, including:

  • Reviewing your case and fully advising on bail and possible bail conditions;
  • Advising you on the documents and evidence required for your bail application, in particular the importance of having a bail address and Financial Condition Supporter(s);
  • Preparing your bail application to the Home Secretary and/or the First-Tier Tribunal;
  • Drafting legal representations in support of your bail application;
  • Submitting your application for bail to the Home Office and/or the First-Tier Tribunal;
  • Attending and representing you at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber for your bail Hearing;
  • Constant support of your case.

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