Help & Advice: Immigration and Asylum
The immigration system can be complex and confusing. It is important that you speak to a qualified and registered expert. You can find details of local providers by using the Find an Immigration Advisor web page.
As your Member of Parliament, I cannot provide you with legal advice on immigration, nor can I overturn decisions made by the Home Office or the Courts. I can provide support where you have been faced with delays or administrative errors caused by UK Visas and Immigration (part of the Home Office), and I can point you in the right direction to access other services. I can also raise matters of policy with the Home Secretary. When you write to me about an immigration issue, please include your full name, address, date of birth, country of origin and your Home Office reference number.
If you are a refugee or asylum seeker, you can also find support from these organisations in Manchester:
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU):
1 Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 4QS
0161 740 7722 | email@example.com
GMAIU focuses on immigration, and provides free legal advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults.
179 Royce Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 5TJ
0161 831 5420
Refugee Action are a national charity providing support of asylum seekers, including crisis and homelessness support.
113 Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, Manchester M18 8TJ
0161 370 3472 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Haven is a local charity providing support of asylum seekers in East Manchester. Services include advice and support (including support with form-filling), classes (including langauge and employment) as well as social activities.
Manchester Refugee Support Network:
129 Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester M14 4RB
0161 868 0777 | email@example.com
Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities in Manchester. They can help provide practical support for people fleeing persecution and conflict, including general advice, immigration advice, housing advice, classes and urgent support.