We have three immigration advice lines. You may not be eligible for all of them so please check the criteria before calling.
Calls are charged at local rates. Please note that calls made outside the opening hours will not be answered but will still be charged when connecting to our voicemail service. Our voicemail service will inform you about our service’s opening hours but does not accept messages.
Important information for non European Union carers of British children: you may be able to apply for status under the EU settlement scheme. It is important that you make your application by the 30th June 2021, although it is possible this deadline could be extended. See here for further details: https://rightsofwomen.org.uk/get-information/immigration-and-asylum-law/further-information-for-non-eu-primary-carers-of-british-children/ . Please consult an immigration solicitor if you fall into the above category for further advice on your eligibility. You can call Rights of Women for immigration advice and details can be found below.
This line is for vulnerable women who are themselves an EU citizen (including EEA and Swiss) or are the family member of an EU citizen and need advice on their immigration status.
This line is only for women who have experienced Violence Against Women and Girls (including domestic abuse, sexual violence, trafficking, modern slavery, so-called honour-based violence and FGM).
We can advise on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme including helping you to understand:
- what the EU Settlement Scheme is
- what criteria you need to meet
- how to make an application
- what documents you will need to apply
- what type of status you are eligible for
Opening hours: This line operates twice a week on these days and times:
Tuesdays 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Wednesdays 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
We are only able to advise in English. Callers who require an interpreter can request one from us when they call this line and we will endeavour to provide a telephone interpreter where possible.
This line is for women who need advice on their immigration status. We can advise you on:
- immigration law including domestic violence, long residence and family life
- the rights of Europeans and their families in the UK
- claiming asylum
- financial support options including for women with no recourse to public funds
Opening hours until the end of August: This line operates twice a week on these days and times:
Mondays 10am – 1pm
Thursdays 10am – 1pm
The line will not be open between 2 and 5pm, until the end of August. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will be reverting to our normal opening hours in autumn and will publish any changes to opening days and times on our website.
The line is closed on bank holidays
Our Professionals’ Advice Line is for non-legal professionals and OISC registered advisers supporting vulnerable migrant women. Click here to view the Terms of Reference for our Professionals’ Advice Line (PAL)
Opening hours: This line operates fortnightly and is scheduled to be open on the following dates:
2nd, 16th and 30th July
13th and 27th August
10th and 24th September
Fridays 10am – 12pm
Professionals may also be interested in joining our Women’s Migration and Asylum Network.