Make sure you Know Your Rights
If you need immigration advice so that you can live in the UK, you must use a trained adviser who is registered with OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner).
The government regulates immigration advisers to make sure they meet certain standards and are qualified to give you advice.
Go to the above website and put in your postcode.
You can use this webpage to find advisers in Bradford and check what level they are qualified to.
You should also check if they charge a fee.
Immigration advisers should only give you advice on things they are qualified to help you with.
They must be qualified either to Level 1,2 or 3.
- Level 1 (advice and assistance): entry clearance, leave to remain, citizenship
- Level 2 (casework): asylum claims, problems with visas
- Level 3 (advocacy and representation): immigration tribunals
Remember, by law, any immigration adviser or solicitor must be registered with OISC, so always check this.
You can find out more about immigration advice.
Support for Certain Groups – see below
1 People seeking asylum / refugees / refused asylum seekers
2 People from EEA countries applying for settled status (EUSS)
3 People needing immigration advice for other reasons + from other countries
1 Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Refused Asylum Seekers
If you are an asylum seeker in the UK, you may be eligible for Legal Aid (free legal help).
This may be possible if you have no income (e.g. if you are receiving Home Office support).
It is very important to seek legal advice about your case as soon as possible.
There are some Legal Advisers in Bradford, who can offer free legal help.
You need to make an appointment:
The above Bradford solicitors may be able to help with free advice:
- if you have claimed asylum and now you need to prepare your case
- or – before you claim asylum
Here are some other Legal Advisers near Bradford, who may be able to offer you free legal help.
Parker Rhodes Hickmotts (Rotherham)
Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre (Huddersfield + Dewsbury)
Fisherstone (Halifax) Phone: 01422 291 060
Bankfield Heath (Leeds)
IAS (Immigration Advice Service – Leeds )
If you need help to get a solicitor, you can go to:
If you are a refused asylum seeker and want help with a fresh claim:
If you are a refugee and want immigration help:
Get more information here:
If you need to claim asylum:
2 If you are an EU/EEA Citizen, you need to apply for Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status.
The Deadline to Apply is 30 June 2021
For a list of recommended places where you can get immigration advice, go to:
As well as getting advice from a trained immigration adviser, there are also places where EU/EEA citizens and their families can go to get support on Brexit and the Settlement Scheme, in community languages. Support is not the same as immigration advice. Remember – always ask the person helping you – are you a registered adviser with OISC? What level ? If the answer is ‘no’ – then ask them to help you find an OISC trained adviser.
3 If you need immigration advice for other reasons, the best place to start is:
You can also use the list on the Bradford Council Legal Help website.