How to get out of detention
Anyone can apply for bail who is in immigration detention and has been in the UK for seven days. You cannot apply for bail if you have already had a bail application within the last 28 days (and your circumstances have not significantly changed).
Our self-help guide for detainees will guide you through the bail process so that you can apply for bail yourself.
For more information download:BID self help guide to bail - How to get out of detention
Do you have accommodation to go to if you are released on bail?
Before you are released on bail, you must find somewhere to live. The judge will not release you without accommodation.
The Home Office Section 4 Bail Team provides bail accommodation and food vouchers for people in detention who otherwise have no accommodation to go to on release.
For more information download:Home Office Guidance for Section 4 form
Are you (or the individual) held in prison under immigration powers?
For more information and specific guidance for individuals held in prison under immigration powers download:Information for Immigration Detainees Held in Prisons
Are you facing deportation?
We have several factsheets that will provide you with information and advice.
For more information download:Deportation Appeals – Fees for Deportation Appeals
Are you an EU/EEA national facing deportation?
The following factsheets are specifically for you. For more information download:Deportation Appeals – Deportation of EU and EAA Nationals
Are you a non EU/EEA national (Third Country National) facing deportation?
These factsheets can help you. For more information download:Deportation Appeals – A Basic Overview for non-EEA nationals
Do you require a travel document?
The information below explains the consequences of both cooperation and non-cooperation with Home Office steps to document people for removal. It will also provide advice for those wishing to prove that they are cooperating with the documentation process and the steps that they can take to evidence their cooperation.
For more information download:Travel Documents, Cooperation and Non-Cooperation and Removability
Have you been released from detention and need further guidance?
For more information download:A Guide to Release from Detention – Accommodation and Financial Support Leaflet
Do you require any of our factsheets in other languages?
Please see the list below for our factsheets available in other languages
For more information download:
BID self help guide to bail - How to get of detention
If you require any further information or require guidance please call our advice line on 020 7456 9750 (open Monday – Thursday 10am – 12 midday).
Click here for a list of all our self help materials.