Other Services

Other Sources of Immigration Advice Drop-ins, Appointments and Telephone Advice Lines

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Click here for information about other organisations that provide immigration advice.

Our list includes law centres and immigration lawyers. If you are unsure how to approach them, there is a brief guide here.

Click here for a list of other services (not immigration advice).


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DROP-IN ADVICE
ALL MIGRANTS
FRIDAY 10am – 12:30pm
WALTHAMSTOW MIGRANTS’ SUPPORT CENTRE
At The Salvation Army
434 Forest Road, London, E17 4P
Immigration, Housing, Health and Benefits advice
(advice provided by RAMFEL)
Contact:

Tel: 07496 394 175

DROP-IN ADVICE
ALL MIGRANTS
Tuesday 10:30-13:30
Greenwich Migrant Hub
Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, SE18 4DW

DROP-IN ADVICE
WOMEN ONLY
First Saturday of each month
Toynbee Free Legal Advice Service for Women only
Dates open: First Saturday of each month. Open 10.30- 12.30am
For these Saturday sessions only women can attend by drop in or appointment.
We provide general advice for women only during this session. We can offer legal advice on
• employment
• housing
• family issues, including domestic violence or forced marriages
• immigration
• consumer issues
Advice is provided by volunteer women legal solicitors
only; there may be Bengali translators present.
Please note: Areas of law dealt with at this session will depend on the advisers attending.
Note: If you have a female visitor you who meets the criteria and can attend the session on a Saturday morning. please email to let them know you have signposted the visitor to the service and give a broad outline of the issue.

Toynbee Hall,
28 Commercial Street,
London
E1 6LS
020 7392 2978

DROP-IN ADVICE – immigration, asylum support
REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS ONLY
Monday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday 11.00am – 4.00pm (NEED TO GET THERE EARLY)
Notre Dame Refugee Centre
5 Leicester Place
London
WC2H 7BX
Phone: 020 7440 2660
www.notredamerc.org.uk

DROP-IN ADVICE
FREE immigration and asylum drop-in assessment service- CALL FIRST
Thursday 10am-12pm – FIRST 10 people only
Migrants Resource Centre
Legal Advice Centre
Derry House
20 Penfold Street
NW8 8HJ
Phone: 02074026750
General enquiries:

DROP-IN ADVICE
PEOPLE LIVING, WORKING OR STUDYING IN SOUTHWARK
Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux Immigration Caseworker: Gary Goddard
Free legal advice and assistance for people living, working or studying in Southwark
Drop-in:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 1pm
Peckham Citizens Advice Bureau
97 Peckham High Street
LONDON
SE15 5RS
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-1pm
Bermondsey Citizens Advice Bureau
8 Market Place
Southwark Park Road
LONDON
SE16 3UQ
Telephone: 0344 499 4134

DROP-IN SERVICE - immigration
Every Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm - CALL FIRST
Latin American House
To make appointment for Housing Benefit Advice, Housing Law Advice, Employment Law and Immigration, call 02073725244 / 02073725650; email:

10 Kingsgate Place
London, NW6 4TA
Phone: 02073725244
Email:

DROP-IN ADVICE
Tuesday and Wednesday 7-9pm; registration begins at 6.30pm and early arrival is recommend due to limit on numbers of visitors to be seen.
Monday 7-9pm –only once a month - CALL FIRST TO CHECK THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT
Croydon Legal Advice Centre
79 Park Lane
Croydon
CR0 1JG
Phone: 020876727777

DROP-IN ADVICE
ALL MIGRANTS
Monday 1-4pm – CALL/EMAIL FIRST TO CHECK THEY ARE OPEN AND HAVE CAPACITY
Haringey Migrant Support Centre
St John Vianney Church Hall
386 West Green Road
N15 3QL
07544078332
www.haringeymsc.org

APPOINTMENT ONLY
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APPOINTMENT ONLY
ALL MIGRANTS
Every TUESDAY 10:00-14:00pm (first 6 people only, phone to book slot) £75 unless eligible for legal aid – then you can claim it back (45 minute slots)
JCWI – Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
115 Old Street
London
EC1V 9RT
Phone: 020 7251 8708
www.jcwi.org.uk

REFERRAL ONLY – NEED TO BOOK APPOINTMENT
REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS ONLY
Red Cross Refugee Unit
Aztec Row
5 Berners Road
Angel
London N1 0PW
0207 7045 670

ADVICE SERVICE – NEED TO BOOK APPOINTMENT
Monday-Friday, except Tuesday 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network
Referrals can be done by individuals or agencies
11st Floor Parker House
144 Evelyn Street
London, SE8 5DD
Immigration enquiries:
Phone: 02086940323
Email:

Welfare Benefits enquiries:
Phone: 02086940323
Email:

www.lrmn.org.uk

REFERRAL ONLY – NEED TO BOOK APPOINTMENT – NOT FREE
ALL MIGRANTS
RAMFEL - Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London
Immigration advice referrals and appointments are subject to charges
020 8478 4513, for the Ilford or Barking office: http://www.ramfel.org.uk/
Ilford
Cardinal Heenan Centre
326 High Road
Ilford
IG1 1QP Barking & Dagenham
Suite 1 & 2
LCCM House
Kemp Road
RM8 1ST

DROP-IN – APPOINTMENT – ADVICE LINE
ALL MIGRANTS – CALL FIRST TO CHECK CAPACITY
Praxis
Tower Hamlets drop-in advice & form-filling session:
Weekly on Thursdays, 10am-12.30pm (from Thursday 1st September)
We can help Tower Hamlets residents with advice relating to:
• Welfare benefits
• Housing & homelessness
• Asylum support
• Immigration
• Debt advisor available fortnightly 11-12.30pm (from Thursday 8th September)
• Form-filling (please call or ask at reception to check which forms we can help with)

Pan-London immigration advice drop-in:
Monthly on 3rd Friday of month, 10am - 12.30pm
Next session - Friday 16th December
*Please note that this session is very busy & we can usually only see the first 20 people who arrive. Please do come early as we see people on a first come, first served basis.

Telephone advice service: 020 7749 7608
Wednesdays: 2pm – 4.30pm

APPOINTMENT ONLY – CALL FIRST
ALL MIGRANTS – HAVE TO BE HOMELESS IN LONDON
Cardinal Hume
The Centre provides free and accredited advice on basic as well as complex immigration matters. In addition, we can also provide representation at appeal for those who cannot afford legal assistance and are suffering from poverty and homelessness due to their lack of status.
1-2 month waiting list
Ask us a question or call 020 7227 1673 to see if we can help and arrange an appointment.

APPOINTMENT ONLY SERVICE – TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE
ALL MIGRANTS
Afro-Asian Advisory Service
Appointment only – No drop-ins
Mon-Fri 9am – 1pm
53 Addington Square
London SE5 7LB
Telephone: 020 7701 0141
In emergency cases an advice worker will see a client for a few minutes in order to assess the urgency of the case and make an appointment as necessary
Advice line: Call 0845 618 5385 Monday - Friday 2pm-5pm
Free Specialist Advice in immigration/asylum & nationality law and a support and referral service to other advice agencies where advice workers do not have the appropriate specialist knowledge

TELEPHONE ADVICE
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TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE
UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS
Free and Confidential Phone Advice for Undocumented Migrants Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 10:00am-13:00pm
JCWI – Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
115 Old Street
London
EC1V 9RT
Phone: 020 7553 7470
www.jcwi.org.uk

TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE
ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES ONLY
Tuesdays between 1.00pm – 4:00pm
Asylum Aid
Asylum and Immigration Advice line
020 7354 9264
www.asylumaid.org.uk

TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE
ALL MIGRANTS
Friday - 11am – 1pm
Hackney Community Law Centre
Asylum and Immigration Advice line open
Phone: 0208 985 8364 www.hclc.org.uk

TELEPHONE ADVICE LINES
ALL MIGRANTS – CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Tuesday - Thursday 10am-6pm
Migrant Children's Project advice line
Free legal advice and info on all issues affecting migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children. Phone: 0207 636 8505
www.childrenslegalcentre.com

TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE
EUROPEAN MIGRANTS
Mon – Fri 10am-6pm - Note that they are unable to give out advice over the telephone, so when you call we will take down your query and then get back to you, usually by email.
AIRE (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) EU MIGRANTS
If you want to get advice from us, or want to find out whether we can help, you can either email us or you can call us from Monday to Friday, between 10am and 6pm on 020 7831 4276.

http://www.airecentre.org/

TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE
ALL FEMALE MIGRANTS – WOMEN ONLY
Mondays 10-4pm Thursday 10-4pm
Rights of Women
020 7490 7689
Immigration advice line:
- the rights of EEA nationals and their family members
- claiming asylum in the UK
- trafficking
- domestic violence and immigration law
- no recourse to public funds
Family Law advice line
- domestic violence and abuse
- divorce and civil partnership dissolution
- relationship breakdown
- issues relating to children, including parental responsibility, child contact and residence

TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE – FOR ADVISERS ONLY
DROP- IN ADVICE at HACKNEY MIGRANT CENTRE (once a month – call to find out)
DESTITUTE FAMILIES – NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS
Call our advice line for advisers on 07963 509 044
Mon, Tues, Thurs 10-5pm - Leave a message and they'll call you back.
Project 17
Project 17 works to end destitution among migrant children. We work with families experiencing exceptional poverty to improve their access to local authority support.
Who is it for? Advisers assisting migrant families with no recourse to public funds on
•housing, and •financial issues
www.project17.org.uk

TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE – APPOINTMENT ONLY SERVICE
ALL MIGRANTS
Call 0845 618 5385 Monday - Friday 2pm-5pm to discuss your asylum, nationality and immigration matter with a caseworker
Afro-Asian Advisory Service
An independent voluntary organisation based in the London Borough of Southwark providing a free specialist legal service to all migrants.
Call 020 7701 0141 to book an appointment at:
53 Addington Square
London SE5 7LB
APPOINTMENT ONLY

FYI You can always try your local law centre or citizens’ advice bureau to get some information about what help is available to you

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