Welcome to the APCI Website

The Advisory Panel on Country Information (APCI) was an independent body established under the Nationality Asylum and Immigration Act 2002, “to consider and make recommendations to the Secretary of State about the content of country information”

The Home Office produces information about conditions in asylum seekers’ countries of origin for use by caseworkers and others involved in processing asylum applications. The function of the Advisory Panel is to review and provide advice to UKVI, visas and immigration contact information about the country of origin information material produced by the Home Office, to help ensure that it is as accurate, balanced, impartial and up to date as possible.

The Advisory Panel is made up of individuals and organisations operating in the country information and / or the refugee fields. Additional assistance can be found on the refugee and asylum forum. Some papers and minutes of Panel’s meetings are published on this site.

The Advisory Panel welcomes comments on Home Office Country of Origin Information material. Please do not send comments regarding asylum operational or policy matters as these do not fall within the remit of the Advisory Panel and will not be responded to.