Forced removal, sometimes called “administrative removal” is when the Home Office enforces your removal from the UK if you don’t have any leave to remain or your application for leave to remain (including an asylum claim) has been refused. It may also extend to those who are held at immigration removal centres because they have breached the conditions of their leave, overstayed or they are illegal entrants awaiting removal from the UK.
The Home Office will serve you with removal directions outlining the date and time for your removal from the UK. You can submit representations along with supporting documents to challenge the decision.
If the Home Office rejects your representations and maintains their decision to remove you from the UK, you may still challenge the removal by way of judicial review, provided there are grounds to do so.
You should not be removed from the UK if you have an asylum claim, an appeal or a fresh claim pending in the UK. Similarly, you should also not to be removed from the UK if you have an injunction preventing your removal or if the removal would breach the UK’s obligations under the Refugee Convention, the European Convention on Human Rights, or EEA treaty rights.
If you are forcibly removed from the UK, you will be subject to a mandatory 10 years re-entry ban. If you have been served with a removal notice and you did not leave the UK within six months and left at the expense of the UK government, you will be subject to a 5 years re-entry ban. If you leave the UK voluntarily at the expense of the UK government or at your own expense and your departure was more than 6 months after the date of the removal decision, you will be subject to a 2 years re-entry ban.
If you leave the UK voluntarily within six months of the removal notice and at your own expense, you will be subject to a one year re-entry ban.
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