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How to get out of detention

Do you have accommodation to go to if you are released on bail?

Are you (or the individual) held in prison under immigration powers?

Are you facing deportation?

Do you require a travel document?

Have you been released from detention and need further guidance?

Do you require any of our factsheets in other languages?


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

B1 Application form


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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

Section 4 form


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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

If you apply for release on immigration bail you must give the immigration tribunal an address where you plan to stay. If you are still under license, this address must be approved by the probation service. Please view the factsheet below explaining how to get this approval:

For more information download:


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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 


Deportation Appeals – Representing yourself in the First Tier Tribunal in an Article 8 Deportation Appeal


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 


Deportation Appeals – Challenging the Home Office decision to deport you before you can appeal (certification under EEA Regulation 33)


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

Deportation Appeals- Challenging the Home Office decision to deport you before you can appeal (certification under Section 94B)



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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


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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


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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

Arabic

Cantonese

French

Hindi

Mandarin

Polish

Russian


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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.

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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