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					National Not for Profit Advice Agencies                                                                             Information Bulletin 01
   If you cannot find a solicitor or
legal adviser locally, these agencies
                                                Asylum Aid
                                                Provide an advice line offering free                                Guide to finding
may be able to help:                            legal advice and representation to
                                                asylum seekers.                                                     Immigration Advice
Imm igration Advisory Service
National charity providing independent,         Advice Line: 0207 354 9264              Produced by Side by Side: Information Point for Ethnic Minorities at East End Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1AL
confidential advic e and representation         Web:
to people with immigration and asylum                                                                                                               Exempted from registration w ith
                                                                                        What do immigration
problems, free to those eligible. Their         Joint Council for the Welfare of                                                                      the OISC by law .
nearest office is in Middlesbrough:             Imm igrants                             advisers do?
                                                Are an independent national voluntary   Immigration advisers provide
Immigration Advisory Service                    organisation, campaigning for justice   advice and services on:                                    About the OISC
New ham House                                   and combating racis m in immigration
                                                                                         claims for asylum                                       The Office of Immigration Services
96-98 Borough Road                              and asylum law and policy.
Middlesbrough TS1 2HJ                                                                    applications for entry clearance                        Commissioners (OISC) regulates
Tel:01642 219 222                               Tel: 020 7251 8708                         or leave to enter or remain in the                      immigration advice services, in
Web:                              Web:                       United Kingdom ( UK)                                    England and Wales. The OISC do
                                                                                         immigration employ ment                                 not provide immigration advice but
                                                                                           documents                                               their w ebsite has contact details of
                                                                                         nationality                                             authorised advisors and also links
                      Do you need help using Public                                                                                                to solicitors and barristers.
                      T ransport?                                                        citizenship                                                You can also contact them if you
                                                                                         residence                                               wish to make a complaint about an
                      Do you lack confidence to go places
                                                                                         deportation or removal                                  immigration advisor or need further
                      on your own?                                                                                                                 inf or mation about the OISC
                                                                                         bail applications
 Side By Side: Accompany ing Serv ice is a f ree service that aims to
                                                                                                                                                   regulations. See:
                                                                                         appeals against deportation
 support people of ethnic minority who live in Newcastle to access
 health, legal and other appointments, serv ices, classes, activities and
 ev ents that would be benef icial to their mental health.
                                                                                                                                                   When choosing an Imm igration
                                                                                        Choosing an Immigration                                    Adviser look for the signs below :
 Our trained volunteers can help y ou to:
 - Trav el to and f rom appointments and/or other activ ities                           Advisor
 - Use public transport                                                                 It is a criminal offence for a person
 - Feel more confident about going to strange new places                                to provide immigration advice or
 For f urther information please contact:                                               services unless they are:
 Paul Whitlock at CSV on: 0191 2326616                                                   Registered by the Office of
 or e-mail:
                                                                                             Immigration Service
                                                                                             Commissioners (OISC)
                                                                                         A solicitor or barrister regulated
          Accompanying Service                                                               by the Law Society
Local Not for Profit Advice Agencies                                                        Immigration Solicitors in Newcastle and Gateshead
   These servic es offer free initial   Refugee and Migrant Justice                             Solicitors (als o called lawyers)      Latif Solicitors
advic e specialis t legal advic e in    Specialis e in providing legal support              usually charge for servic es. However,     Adamson House
immigration law. Drop-in sessions do    and advic e to asylum seekers and                   you maybe able to get free help from       65 Westgate Road
not usually require an appointment.     other migrants.                                     solicitors and lawyers depending on        New castle Upon Tyne
Follow up help may be free depending                                                        your financial situation. Ask for a        NE1 1SG
on your circumstances and, your         Refugee and Migrant Justic e                        financial assessment from the solic itor
financial situation.                    Cuthbert House                                      if you are considering taking advic e.     Tel: 0191 230 0646
                                        City Road                                               Please note: We are not able to
New castle Law Centre                   Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2ET                         recommend a solic itor, this list is for
Run an immigration drop-in service      Telephone: 0191 350 6244                            information only !                         Finding a solicitor through
for appointments and ‘one-off’          Fax: 0191 350 6245                                                                             Comm unity Legal Advice
enquiries on:                           Web:                                 Brar and Co                                   You can also find solicitors
Thursdays 10-12 noon                                                                        240A Chillingham Road                      through the Community Legal
                                                * * * * * * * * * *                         Heaton                                     Advice w ebsite. It has a section
Please note: This is an extremely       North East Refugee Service
busy service and is provided on a                                                           New castle Upon Tyne                       called: ‘Find a Legal Adviser’. Click
                                        Are NOT able to provide immigration                 NE6 5LP                                    on link and then enter your post
‘first come first served’ basis.        advic e but can provide help with                   Tel: 0191 276 6880                         code in the space provided and
For the General Advice Line:            completing immigration forms, they                  Email:                select ‘Immigration’ from the list of
Thursday, 1pm -4pm                      have a drop-in:                                     Web:                        areas of law to find your closest
Call 0191 261 7016                      Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 12.30pm                                                             legal provider.
                                                                                                    * * * * * * * * * *
                                                                                                                                          The Community Legal Advice
New castle Law Centre                   North East Refugee Service                          David Gray Solicitors                      w ebs ite als o inc ludes initial
1st Floor,                              19 Bigg Market                                      Old County Court                           guidance on a range of legal
1 Charlotte Square                      City Centre                                         56 Westgate Road                           matters. There is also a phone line
New castle upon Tyne                    New castle upon Tyne                                New castle Upon Tyne                       for legal help and advice:
NE1 4XF                                 NE1 1UN                                             NE1 5XU                                    0845 345 4345
Tel: 0191 230 4777                      Tel: 0191 245 7301                                  Tel: 0191 232 9547                         Vis it the website:
       * * * * * * * * * *                         Inform ation Point for                   Web:
The Rights Project                                 Ethnic Minorities
Have a drop-in advice session for                  at East End Library                              * * * * * * * * * *                 Integration Gates: The
asylum seekers on:                                                                          Halliday Reeves
Tuesday, 10am-1pm
                                        For up to date information about services,
                                                                                            8th Floor, Chad House
                                                                                                                                        Route to Citizenship
                                        courses, groups or activities, call in to see us:
                                                                                            Tynegate Precinct                           We provide FREE study classes
                                        Tuesdays: 10am to 12noon
The Rights Project                                                                          Sunderland Road                             on the Life in the UK citizenship
                                        Wednesdays: 2pm to 4pm
292 Wingrove Avenue                                                                         Gateshead                                   test, at various venues:
                                        Thursdays: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Fenham                                                                                      NE8 3HY
                                        We can also publicise your events and                                                           For further information, please
New castle upon Tyne                                                                        Tel: 0191 477 7728
                                        services. For further information, call:                                                        contact either:
NE4 9AA                                                                                     Email:
Telephone: 0191 273 1838                0191 278 8406 or 0191 232 6616                         Clare: 07931246570 or Maxw ell:
                                        Email:                                                                 07958441437.

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