Immigration

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We work with people who’ve left their home in search of a better, safer life – and who need advice and support to solve difficult asylum or immigration issues.

Most of our work is free of charge, funded by legal aid, and comes from referrals by partner agencies.

Where legal aid is not available, we can sometimes offer not-for-profit rates or free initial advice from lawyers who volunteer their time to help people in our local community.

If you need advice, please check if we can help.

You can also get in touch using our contact form or by phoning 020 8767 2777. Please note that our phone lines are very busy at the moment, and you may find it quicker to use our advice checker if you can.

We can help with
  • EU settled status applications for complex issues or vulnerable people
  • Asylum applications and appeals (including for people in prison)
  • Human rights applications on private and family grounds
  • Unaccompanied children
  • Victims of trafficking
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Deportation proceedings
  • Appeals to Immigration Tribunal and higher courts
  • Some judicial reviews
  • Visa for spouse, fiancée or partner
  • Settlement Applications on basis of long residency
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain applications
We can’t help with
  • Asylum applications and appeals for people in Detention Centres

Free support for voluntary agencies

We also offer free second-tier services to voluntary agencies that provide advice about the EU Settlement Scheme, on Fridays between 2-5pm

Please email euss@swllc.org to book an appointment

I don’t know what I’d have done without the Law Centre. Thanks to them, I’ve got my certificate and British citizenship ceremony. I’ve got proper ID to go for a job.

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