Immigration law

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.


1. EU settlement scheme advice line – *NEW SERVICE*

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


Call: 020 7118 0267

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.



2. Immigration and asylum law line 

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
  • trafficking
  • financial support options including for women with no recourse to public funds

Call: 020 7490 7689

Opening hours: This line operates twice a week on these days and times:

Mondays 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

Thursdays 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

The line is closed on bank holidays

Due to staff sickness the line will be closed on Thursday 22 August 2019 and will reopen on Monday 26 August 2019.


3. Professionals’ Advice Line

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)

Call: 020 7490 7689

Opening hours: This line operates fortnightly and is scheduled to be open on the following dates:

Fridays 10am – 12pm

26th July 2019

9th and 23rd August 2019

6th and 20th September 2019

4th and 25th  October 2019

1st , 15th and 29th November 2019

13th December 2019

10th and 24th January 2020

7th and 21st February 2020

6th and 20th March 2020

Professionals may also be interested in joining our Women’s Migration and Asylum Network.






Contact us at:

Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575