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Immigration Cases

Immigration Cases

The immigration team in Southwark Law Centre delivers specialist legal advice and assistance including outreach, telephone and email advice to frontline advice agencies and casework including appeals and judicial review.   

We do not have the capacity to take on a large number of cases, but we prioritise complex cases involving children, women who are at risk of violence, and individuals and families facing destitution and homelessness for reasons relating to immigration status.

For more information on immigration advice services in Southwark and Lewisham click here. Please note that Catford CAB has moved and is now Lewisham CAB Leemore Community Hub, Bonfield Road, Lewisham, SE13 5EU

Long-term residents in the hostile environment

Including “the Windrush generation”

Briefing Paper

Southwark Law Centre & Migrant Legal Action on behalf of Southwark Legal Advice Network (SLAN)

May 2018

This guide is intended to give a basic overview of the position of undocumented, long-term residents in the uk

It is not a substitute for immigration advice 

Please see the immigration advice leaflet for further information on where to access immigration advice in Southwark and Lewisham www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk/immigration 

What is covered in this briefing

  • The hostile environment
  • The Windrush generation
  • Who has a right to stay in the UK? - people who arrived before 1 January 1973
  • Who has a right to stay in the UK? - people who arrived on or after 1 January 1973
  • Obtaining citizenship or a document confirming indefinite leave to be in the UK
  • Evidence that you have obtained indefinite leave
  • Evidence that you have remained in the UK since obtaining indefinite leave
  • Other important rights to note
  • List of counties of the commonwealth

Please click here to access the paper.

 

 

 

 

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Privacy Notice

Any personal data you give to the Law Centre, its staff and Volunteers for the purposes of seeking advice will be confidentially and securely stored in accordance with our data retention policy (a copy of which is available on request).  It will be held by the Law Centre as Data Controller and will only be used for the purposes of considering and where appropriate conducting your case. It will not be disclosed to any third parties and will be securely deleted in accordance with our data retention policy.  You have a right to be told what data we hold about you (though you are likely to have provided us with that data) and to have it corrected if it is wrong.  You may have other rights under the data protection legislation and you can find out more about these rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk