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The Immigration Advice Service (IAS)


Imperial House, St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester, LE1 4LF
Tel: +44 (0)116 298 3921
Fax: +44 (0)8 44 88 70 222
Email: ias@corkgully.com or info@iasservices.org.uk
The Immigration Advice Service. They are a team of specialist immigration lawyers with over 30 years combined experience of providing advice on immigration, asylum and citizenship cases at all levels.

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum

The Sycamore Centre, 33a Hungerhill Road, Nottingham, NG3 4NB
Tel: 011 5960 1230
Fax: 011 5962 4330
Email: info@nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs drop in service, Friday – appointments only.

The NNRF Drop-in Advice service runs every Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 3pm. Tickets are issued at Reception between 9am and 10.30am. We operate a ‘triage’ system, whereby we will find out how we can help you, after which you may be asked to wait to see an adviser. Please arrive before 10.30am to ensure that we can help you on the day. We are doing our best to help everyone, but we may ask you to come another day if you arrive after 10.30.

As well as the daytime use of facilities, there are regular social evenings and training courses. There is a playroom for children. Interpreters are available in most refugee community languages. There are drop-in advice sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm – 4pm. Here you can find information about or help with: NASS support or accommodation problems; Section 4 issues; how to obtain a solicitor; applications and form filling; contacting organises, eg City Council, Job Centre, employers etc; making appointments; advice if you are destitute; advice if you have just been granted refugee status or leave to remain; passport applications.

You can arrange an appointment to see an Immigration Advisor, who can give you help with: the asylum process; contacting your solicitor or the Home Office; advice if you have reached the end of the official asylum process; making naturalization and registration applications; with travel documents.

Nottingham Arimathea Trust

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All Souls Community Centre, Ilkeston Road, Nottingham NG7 3HF
Tel: +44 (0)7 73 50 04 218
Email: info@nottinghamarimathea.org.uk

Nottingham Arimathea Trust provides housing and support for people who have had their first claim for asylum refused. They ensure that everyone they house has adequate legal representation so that they can work toward submitting fresh claims for asylum and, from there, access temporary Asylum Support housing. They help people find medical support, volunteering opportunities and English classes so that they can improve their day-to-day lives and develop skills whilst they are working on asylum claims. Everyone moving into Nottingham Arimathea Trust accommodation has the opportunity to work with a volunteer befriender or mentor, someone they can meet with regularly to get to know Nottingham, practice shared interests and English language with or who can help make phone calls to solicitors, support groups, doctors etc.