We offer free legal advice and representation on immigration status cases.
If you live in London and cannot afford to pay for legal advice on immigration, asylum and nationality law, we may be able to help. Download the Cardinal Hume Centre Immigration leaflet.
We can provide free accredited immigration advice and representation. We can also represent clients at appeals and judicial review if this is needed.
At the moment we are having to offer a reduced service in line with government advice on COVID-19. We are therefore prioritising the following types of case:
Cases include applications based on:
We cannot help with the cases listed below:
Before we can agree to help you, we will need to speak to you over the phone about your situation. We normally hold new clients' assessments over the phone every two weeks on a Monday between 10am and 12pm. Due to staff capacity, our last triage for 2022 will be on the Monday 5th December 2022. Our first triage in 2023 will be on Monday 16th January 2023.
Please call our welcome hub on 0207 227 1673 for information on the next available assessment date. Once you have confirmed the next available date, you can reach the immigration team for an assessment on 020 7227 1670.
We will always try to help as many people as we can but demand for our services is very high.
We also have a legal aid contract to do asylum and immigration work.
Our family centre also offers a range of free services for children and families.Learn more