Providers of Free Immigration Advice

  • The Migrants Resource Centre

Migrants Resource Centre offers a range of immigration-related advice services. For more information, or to find out which service you need, come to our 15 minute free drop-in assessment service every Thursday 10.00 (first 10 people only).

Free immigration and asylum drop-in assessment service

Thursdays 10.00 – 12.00

Migrants Resource Centre

Legal Advice Centre

Derry House, 20 Penfold Street

London, NW8 8HJ

or call 020 7402 6750 (Mondays to Fridays 10.00 – 17.00)

  • Notre Dame Refugee Centre

They run a Drop-In Café on Mondays and Thursdays 11-4pm offering a warm welcome and a meal. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, advice is available by prior appointment.

The Café’s street address is:
Maison Pierre Chanel
16 Leicester Square
London WC2H 7LE
T. 020 7440 2668

  • Praxis Community Projects

Immigration advice drop-in:
Every Friday* 10am-12.30pm

*Please note that this session is very busy & they can usually only see the first 20 people who arrive.

Phone Advice:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 – 4.30pm: 020 7749 7680

Pott Street (by Bethnal Green tube stop)
City of London
E2 0EF
Phone: 020 7729 7985

  • JCWI – Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

If you are in the UK without documentation and would like free and confidential legal advice please phone 020 7553 7470 between 10am and 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • London Welcome Project

Social centre for refugees and asylum seekers.

Sundays Drop-in 12 – 5pm

A hot lunch is cooked every week alongside board games, bicycle workshop, informal english learning, workshop on CV and job applications, chatting and different activities.

Stockwell Centre
1 Studley Road
London, SW4 6RA

  • Southwark Refugee Project

LEVEL 1/Generalist Advice in immigration, housing, employment, benefits, education and training.

Drop-in for people living, working or studying in Southwark.

Monday/ Wednesday
10am – 3:30pm

161 Sumner Road
London SE15 6JL
Phone: 0207 703 4046

  • Afro Asian Advice Centre

Free specialist advice in immigration, asylum & nationality law.

NO DROP-IN SERVICE – telephone for advice and appointments.
Monday – Friday 2pm – 5pm

If you wish to contact the Afro-Asian Advisory Service please telephone us Monday – Friday between 2pm-5pm on our advice line on 0845 618 5385 where you can discuss your asylum, nationality and immigration matter with a caseworker.

We see clients daily between 9:00am & 1:00pm, strictly by appointment only

In emergency cases an advice worker will see a client for a few minutes in order to assess the urgency of the case and make an appointment as necessary.

53 Addington Square
Phone: 0845 618 5385

  • Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

Appointments are available 10am-12pm and 2pm – 4pm throughout the week excluding Tuesday.

They are happy to take appointments from individuals or from referring agencies.

The Sayes Court Clubroom
341 Evelyn Street
London, SE8 5QX
Phone: 020 8694 0323

  • Project 17
    They work with other organisations to provide advice for migrants facing homelessness and extreme poverty because they are unable to work or claim welfare benefits.

– Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

144 Evelyn Street
Deptford SE8 5DD
Every Tuesday & Wednesday

Call LRMN on 07963 509 044  to book an appointment

You can also contact the Adviser directly on 07948 564 168 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

– Hackney Migrant Centre

St. Mary’s New Church Rooms, Spensley Walk (off Stoke Newington Church Street) London N16 9ES

This is a drop-in service. No appointments are necessary, but we can only see a limited number of people and unfortunately cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen.

Open every third Wednesday of the month. You will initially be seen by a Hackney Migrant Centre volunteer. You should request a meeting with Project 1712:30-3:30, but we recommend arriving early (around 11:30) to register to make sure you are seen.

– Haringey Migrant Support Centre

St John Vianney Church Hall, 386 West Green Road, N15 3QL

This is a drop-in service. No appointments are necessary, but we can only see a limited number of people and unfortunately cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen.

Third Wednesday of the month

12:30-4:00, but we recommend arriving early (around 12pm) to register to make sure you are seen.

You will initially be seen by a Haringey Migrant Support Centre volunteer. You should request a meeting with Project 17


  • RAMFEL – Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London

Call or email to book an appointment

Cardinal Heenan Centre
326 High Road
Phone: 020 8478 4513


Barking & Dagenham
Ripple Centre
121-125 Ripple Road
IG11 7PB
Phone: 020 8478 4513

  • Hackney Community Law Centre

For Immigration & Asylum Law Advice call 02089855236

  • Islington Law Centre

Asylum and Immigration Advice line open: Monday 10am – 12pm

Phone: 020 7288 7630

  • Asylum Aid

Asylum and Immigration Advice line open: Tuesday 1pm – 4pm

Phone: 020 7354 9264

  • Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Free legal Advice and Info on all issues affecting migrant and asylum-seeking children.

Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 6pm
Phone: 020 7636 8505

  • Rights of Women

Asylum and Immigration Legal advice line:
– the rights of EEA nationals and their family members
– claiming asylum in the UK
– trafficking
– domestic violence and immigration law
– no recourse to public funds

Mondays 12pm – 3pm
Thursday 10am – 1pm
Phone: 020 7490 7689

  • AIRE (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) EU MIGRANTS

Free advice on EU law and Human Rights Law in Europe. AIRE get back to you with answer rather than giving you advice over the phone. (May take 2-4 weeks to get advice).

Monday to Friday between 10am – 6pm
Phone: 020 7831 4276