Latin American House’s Immigration service is currently paused. In this section, you will find useful resources to help you with immigration issues. However, if you require direct support or advice, we recommend contacting one of our partner organisations, such as IRMO.
Guides and Support
Migrant Help Asylum Guide*
Information in Spanish about claiming asylum in the UK.
Help if your immigration status limits what benefits you can claim
Support from london.gov for immigrants with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)
Wanstead and Woodford Migrant Support
For residents of Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Essex. WWMS’s immigration solicitor is a Spanish speaker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
Free advice (online, phone, or in-person). You can request an interpreter if you have difficulties with English.
Free legal advice and resources.
OISC Adviser Finder
Search tool to help you find an adviser. You can sort by free services.
Support for Migrant Families – Information on support that migrant families can access if they have no recourse to public funds.
Check if you are entitled to receive help with legal costs
English Language (ESOL) for Resettlement: Guidance document for London
Guide to ESOL (English as a Second Language) Learning for people entering the country via a resettlement, asylum, or refugee scheme.
Irregular Migrant Helpline: 020 7553 7470
If you are in the UK without status and need legal advice, call the JCWI’s helpline on 020 7553 7470. It is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 1pm. The helpline is confidential and advice is free. Calls cost up to 13p per minute from landlines, 3p to 55p from mobiles.
Free Immigration Advice Helpline (French & English): 0207 440 2669
Asylum and immigration advice in French and English. Available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30am – 1:30pm