Freedom of movement

United Kingdom

Country Report: Freedom of movement Last updated: 10/07/24


Sonia Lenegan

There are no restrictions on freedom of movement for refugees, those with humanitarian protection or their family members. Some difficulties arise when people want to move away from where they have been dispersed and relocate to a place where they have no previous connection as they may be unable to access social housing.[1]



[1] England Shelter, ‘What is a local connection?’, available at:

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection