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Going to Appeal

Going to Appeal

Are you going to an asylum appeal?

This video will show you:

  • What to expect on the day
  • How you should prepare
  • Who can help you
  • What the witness statement is for
  • What happens after the hearing.

Did you know?

If you are an asylum seeker:

  • you can request an ALL female court
  • you can ask for a free interpreter
  • you might be able to get a free ticket to travel to your hearing

Watch the video above to find out more. 

Why have we made this video?

People have too little information about the asylum appeals process and very little idea of what to expect. Understanding the process makes people more confident and less anxious so they can give clearer information. This means they have a higher chance of getting the protection they need.

Our animated film explains what a person seeking asylum will see and do when going to their appeal. If you know anyone who is going to an appeal tribunal, please share this page with them.

About this project

The videos on this page have been created by the University of Exeter and Asylum Aid. Find out more on the Asylum Aid website, or follow #GoingToAppeal on Twitter.

We choose the languages that are most commonly spoken e.g. French serves for the whole of francophone Africa. We prioritise the languages to ensure that the languages spoken most by women are covered, as these sometimes get omitted.


Download a poster about the Going to Appeal videos here:

Arabic poster

English poster

French poster

Hindi poster

Written and produced by Nick Gill and Debora Singer.

With thanks to:

Aqeel Abdulla
Christel Querton
Ciaran Price
Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Home Office
Jess Hurrell
Jon Price (Drive Creative Studio Ltd)
Members of the Women's Asylum Appeals Project Research Advisory Group
No 5 Chambers
Olivia Duffield
Ollie Brown
Protection Gap Advocates
Refugee Support Devon
Sophie Smith Transform UK
Sure Languages