United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

There are currently, in 2022, 231,597 refugees under UNHCR’s mandate in the United Kingdom, as well as 127,421 pending asylum seeker cases and 5483 stateless persons.

The UNHCR office in the UK works to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons through providing guidance, training and support to the authorities and others. UNHCR UK advocates on behalf of refugees, stateless persons and internally displaced persons globally. 

The office communicates with the general public to provide information on persons of concern in the UK and elsewhere to foster a balanced debate and inspire inclusiveness and empathy. We also provide, in some instances, advice to individual refugees, asylum-seekers, stateless persons and people working on their behalf but don't provide legal advice or financial support. We can also not represent individuals regarding any applications for 'Leave to Remain' in the UK.


For information about our work in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

  • Information for refugees and asylum-seekers in the UK – help.unhcr.org
  • Visit our country website - United Kingdom (English)
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representative in United Kingdom

Street Address:
10 Furnival Street, EC4A 1AB London, United Kingdom

Mailing Address:
10 Furnival Street, EC4A 1AB London, United Kingdom

+44 203 761 9500

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 0

Working Hours:
Monday: 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:30
Friday: 09:00 - 15:00

Public Holidays:
03 January 2022, New Year's Day (substitute day
15 April 2022, Good Friday
18 April 2022, Easter Monday
02 May 2022, Early May Day Bank Holiday & E
02 June 2022, Spring Bank Holiday
03 June 2022, Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
11 July 2022, Eid Al-Adha (substitute day)
29 August 2022, Summer Bank Holiday
26 December 2022, Boxing Day
27 December 2022, (Christmas Day (substitute day