Support Organisations - Immigration and language

Last updated 25 July 2018

Asylum Advice UK (opens in a new window)
Confidential advice and guidance for asylum seekers and their dependents.
Asylum Helpline – English: 0808 8000 630 (opening hours Monday – Friday 8.30am- 5.30pm)
Helpline numbers for other languages can be found online

War Child (opens in a new window)
Working to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war.

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Advice and support to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the UK.

Freedom From Torture (opens in a new window)
Provides clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as working on rights.

UK Immigration (opens in a new window)
Information from UK Visas and Immigration Agency.

British Citizenship (opens in a new window)
Information on becoming a citizen, Life in The UK test and getting a passport.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Another Language) Courses online (opens in a new window)
Online help for practicing English, also offering free interactive listening lessons. 

Gov.UK (opens in a new window)
Information about immigration categories for non-European nationals.

Refugee Council (opens in a new window)
Advice for refugees and asylum seekers.

Migrant Help (opens in a new window)
Offering guidance and support to migrants in distress and victims of Human Trafficking. 

Asylum Aid (opens in a new window)
Asylum Aid provides free application legal advice to vulnerable and disadvantaged UK asylum seekers.
Advice Line: 0207 354 9264 (lines open Tuesdays 1pm – 4pm)

Refugee Action (opens in a new window)
Support information regarding the asylum process and assisted voluntary return. 

British Red Cross (opens in a new window)
Support for vulnerable refugees and UK asylum seekers. 

UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency (opens in a new window)
UNHCR provides legal and policy guidance for refugees and UK asylum seekers.