Immigration advice is regulated Immigration solicitors –are regulated by the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in solicitor firms or in legal advice charities. Immigration advisers – these are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Immigration advisers can specialise in general immigration or in asylum and human rights law, or both.
National information and advice
Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
To find out about solicitors who specialise in immigration work, you can search on the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
You can also search for a solicitor by location and subject by using the Law Society website at http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/ or the Ministry of Justice website at http://find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk/
The Refugee Council provide practical support and advice to refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK.
General information on situations where immigration or nationality advice may be needed and details of organisations that can help. www.adviceguide.org.uk
General information about immigration queries on www.gov.uk/visas-immigration. If you want to apply to become a British citizen there is information about this at www.gov.uk/becoming-a-british-citizen.
Local Advice Centres
In Tower Hamlets, the following solicitors and community organisations are regulated to provide immigration advice:
Tower Hamlets Citizens Advice Bureau (OISC Level 1)
Address: 32 Greatorex Street, E1 5NP
Tel: 0207 247 1050
Advice Line: 0344 826 9699
Tower Hamlets Law Centre (SRA and OISC Level 3)
Address: St Anne’s Street, off 789 Commercial Road, E14 7HG
Tel: 020 7538 4909
Praxis Community Projects (OISC Level 2)
Praxis is a migrant rights organisation and our services are only available to migrants.
Phone advice. Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00 Thursday 10:00 – 12:30 on 020 77497605 and 0207497608
Address: Pott Street, E2 0EF
Tel: 020 7729 7985 (Reception)
Advice line: 020 7749 7608