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Specialist advisors

Laws and regulations around immigration can be confusing, which is why its best to seek specialist help. OISC illegal to give advice…

International Care Network (ICN)

ICN has been registered to give immigration advice since 2004.

They assist people with:

  • Applications to enter the UK
  • Visa extensions
  • Regularising status (for those here without permission)
  • Applications for British citizenship

They don’t work on asylum claims as they require specialist assistance and legal aid, but they can refer asylum claimants to trusted organisations. Similarly, they don’t represent applications for working or student visas (the points-based system) but can signpost clients to others who do this work.

If you would like some immigration advice, call their office on 01202 589395.

Citizens Advice

A free drop-in immigration advice clinic is run at Bournemouth Library (22 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RQ). It is run by Citizens Advice BCP in conjunction with OISC Level 3 Adviser Rob Suddrey from ABC Above and Beyond. Appointments will be time limited to 15 minutes when demand is high. Initial advice will be provided. If casework is needed, referrals will be provided.

2023 dates:

  • March 8th 2023: 10am – 2pm
  • March 29th 2023: 10am – 2pm
  • May 3rd 2023: 10am – 2pm
  • June 7th  2023: 10am – 2pm
  • July 5th 2023: 10am – 2pm

The Right to Remain Toolkit

The Right to Remain Toolkit is a guide to the UK immigration and asylum system. It gives an overview of the legal system and procedures, with detailed information on rights and options at key stages, and actions you can take in support of your claim, or to help someone else.

An introduction to claiming asylum in the UK