January 5th, 2008

Asylum in the UK

Setting: modern day UK

My character's plane has just landed on an unspecified airport in the UK. She's arrived from a dictatorship that is known for it's use of torture and illegal arrests, and her goal with the trip is to apply for asylum in the UK. Now I've read a LOT of documents about this the last few days, but there are a few things I can't seem to find the answer to:

1) Where at the airport should she go to get the needed documents (the Statement of Evidence Form)?
I assume she will just ask a security guard and he or she will be able to point her in the right direction, but I have no idea where that "right direction" is :P

2) She's got a place to stay and money enough to live pretty comfortably for several months. I'm hoping to avoid her being detained, and from what I understand, it's really a matter of luck whether she's detained or not... is this true? Or will she be detained as she comes from a problem country?

3) How long time would it take to fill out the Statement of Evidence Form? With help from a lawyer, could she be finished after a few hours, or would she need to come back another day to finish the form?

Song Title

Okay, this is a toughy for you music lovers out there. I'm looking for the title of a song I heard on the radio this week. All I can remember is that the male singer is completely stoned in the song, which makes him both brave and paranoid with the girl he likes. He shouts half the song and frantically whispers the rest. And it's fast and catchy as hell. Possible line: "...I just might something something something." ::shrugs helplessly:: Any chance this sad, sad description rings any bells?
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