Immigration and Asylum

Newcastle Law Centre provides specialist Immigration and Asylum advice to Newcastle and North East residents.

The level of advice that we can provide will depend on individual circumstances as well as our funding.

We do not hold a Legal Aid contract. If we think you may be eligible for Legal Aid, we will signpost you to an appropriate provider.

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker and you are not able to get legal aid we may be able to help you via the North East Refugee Law Project.

Newcastle Residents

We provide approximately 30 minute, one-off advice session at our office for Newcastle residents on immigration and asylum matters.

Please ring the office to make an appointment: 0191 230 4777

Appointments are in high demand and you may need to wait for an appointment. These appointments are funded by a grant from the Newcastle Fund and we are only able to offer a limited number.

We are not able to cover any Home Office charges, costs of translations or any other fee as part of this service.

Sunderland Residents

We provide approximately 30 minute, one-off advice session at our Sunderland outreach or in our Newcastle office for Sunderland and South Tyneside residents on immigration and asylum matters.

Please ring the office to make an appointment: 0191 230 4777

Appointments are in high demand and you may need to wait for an appointment. These appointments are funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear and we are only able to offer a limited number.

We are not able to cover any Home Office charges, costs of translations or any other fee as part of this service.

North East Residents

We run a weekly immigration advice line available to all North East residents:

Friday 10am -12noon. Please telephone: 0191 230 4782

This service is not funded and as such the advice line is not always available.

Affordable fee paying service

If we cannot offer you a free appointment, we may offer you a fee paying appointment, starting from £65 for an initial appointment.

Please call the office for more details. Please note, we will not take on a fee paying instructions for applications that we do not feel will be successful.

You can see an example of our packages of advice [Immigration fee menu April 2016].