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UK GOVERNMENT

Home Office
The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police.

UK Border Agency
The agency protects the UK border, and is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the UK.

Visa4UK

The official UK website for online visa applications, for applicants not in the United Kingdom.

DirectGov
Public Services all in one place.

Immigration and Asylum Chamber
The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) is an independent Tribunal dealing with appeals against decisions made by the Home Secretary and her officials in immigration, asylum and nationality matters.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Missions Abroad
Britain’s diplomatic service, representing the United Kingdom's government overseas: find an embassy

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Protection, enforcement and promotion of equality across the nine "protected" grounds – age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Organization for Migration
www.iomlondon.org/

Europa: Gateway to the European Union
www.europa.eu/index_en.htm

European Court of Human Rights
www.echr.coe.int/echr/

European Council on Refugees and Exiles
www.ecre.org/

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
www.unhcr.ch/

UK SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Advice on Individual Rights in Europe AIRE
Information and advice throughout Europe on international human rights law, including the rights of individuals under the provisions of European Community Law

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID)
Independent charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. It work with asylum seekers and migrants, in removal centres and prisons, to secure their release from detention.

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Independent national voluntary organisation campaigning for justice and combating racism in immigration and asylum law and policy.

Homeless Link
Homeless Link is the national membership organisation for frontline homelessness agencies in England.

Kalayaan
Justice for Migrant Domestic Workers. Provides support services to migrant domestic workers. regardless of nationality, gender, physical ability, religion or age.

Migrant Rights Network
MRN's mission is to promote the rights of all migrants, to support migrant community organisations, to campaign for justice within immigration and all social policy.

Thames Reach
Thames Reach is a London- based charity helping homeless and vulnerablepeople to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and leadfulfilling lives.

UK Lesbian And Gay Immigration
Information and advice on immigration rights for same sex couples and support for lesbian & gay asylum seekers.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.

Ur4jobs at the Upper Room
Specialist support and counselling service for people from the new accession countries of Central and Eastern Europe

 

REFUGEE & ASYLUM LINKS

Asylum Aid
Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity, providing free and accessible legal representation of the highest quality, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and excluded asylum seekers

Asylum Support
Asylum support crisis response website

Medical Foundation for the care of victims of torture
The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (MF), a registered charity established in 1985, is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors.

Redress
REDRESS is a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation.

Refugee Action
Refugee Action is an independent national charity that works with refugees to build new lives in the UK.

Refugee Action Group
An independent voice advocating on asylum and refugee issues,supportive to the refugee and asylum-seeking community in Northern Ireland.

Refugee Council Online
The Refugee Council is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees.

European Council on Refugees and Exiles
ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles) is a pan-European network of 68 refugee-assisting non-governmental organisations that promotes a humane and generous European asylum policy.

Evelyn Oldfield Unit
The Evelyn Oldfield Unit provides professional support and training to Refugee Community Organisations.

Exiled Writers Ink!
Exiled Writers Ink provides a platform for the work of artists living in exile in the uk and mainland europe through performance, publishing and training activities

Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees (ICAR)
An independent information and research organisation based in the School of Social Science at City University, London. ICAR encourages understanding, public debate and policy-making about asylum and refugees in the UK, grounded in accurate and academically-sourced information.

Liberty
Liberty, also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties,campaigns to protect basic rights and freedoms through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community.

Refugee Community History Project
The Refugee Community History Project has collected the previously untold stories of refugees who have settled in London since 1951 in order to highlight the enormous contributions they make to the city.

Women Asylum Seekers Together – WAST
Providing a safe and secure women only space and a source of support for each other, social and emotional

THINK-TANKS AND OBSERVATORIES

British Future

A new independent, non-partisan thinktank seeking to involve people in an open conversation, which addresses people’s hopes and fears about identity and integration, migration and opportunity, so that we feel confident about Britain’s Future.

CentreForum
An independent, liberal think-tank seeking to develop evidence based, long term policy solutions to the problems facing Britain.

COMPASS – Centre on Migration, Policy and Society

Research at Oxford University's COMPAS, core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, is geared to deepen the understanding of the relationship between migration and societal change in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.

CRONEM Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism

Multidisciplinary research centre which brings together those at Surrey and Roehampton who are engaged in issues which lie at the nexus between nation, ethnicity, multiculturalism, citizenship and migration, reflecting on these issues through arts and humanities.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Independent organization funded through the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills with an international reputation both for providing high-quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government, and a commitment to training world-class social scientists.

Eurasylum
European research and consulting company that specializes solely in issues of immigration and asylum policy in Europe and internationally.
Study and evaluation of developments affecting policy, legal and programme decisions in the fields of immigration and border control processes, labour migration, status determination systems, trafficking in human beings, issues of IDPs, and migrant integration schemes internationally.

IMI – International Migration Institute

Born in 2006, Oxford Univeristy's IMI develops new theoretical and methodological approaches, working with researchers and policy-makers in the global South and North, with the aim advance understanding of the multi-level forces driving current and future migration processes.

IPPR Institute for Public Policy Research
A leading UK progressive think tank, producing cutting edge research and innovative policy ideas for a just, democratic and sustainable world.

The Migration Observatory

Based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, it provides independent, authoritative, evidence-based analysis of data on migration and migrants in the UK, to inform media, public and policy debates, and to generate high quality research on international migration and public policy issues. The Observatory’s analysis involves experts from a wide range of disciplines and departments at the University of Oxford.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE LINKS

DBS Law Ltd.
Partners with Foreigners in UK for legal content. Legal assistance from immigration to employment. Tel.
0800 157 7055

Greenfields Solicitors
Partners with Foreigners in UK for legal content. Legal assistance in the field of Immigration & Asylum. Tel. 020 8884 1166

Hamilton Brady Solicitors
Partners with Foreigners in UK for legal content. Legal assistance for all customers: Tel: 0844 873 6081
Legal asssitance in Polish: Tel. 0800 068 5049

The Law Portal: Immigration Lawyers
Legal directory. Top UK immigration lawyers.

Refugee and Migrant Justice
Refugee and Migrant Justice, formerly the Refugee Legal Centre, are lawyers committed to securing justice for asylum seekers and other migrants in the UK.
 

COMMUNITY MEDIA

THE POLISH OBSERVER
Weekly newspaper in Polish published in London from 2007.In-depth reports on community issues, community news and legal guides.The only Polish free-press heavily distributed outside London.Around 45 000 readers per issue.

ZIARUL ROMANESC
Editorial point of reference for Romanians in the UK, followed closely by the community throughout Great Britain.Reports on immigration issues, community news and news from home.The only free news weekly in Romanian published in the UK.Around 30 000 readers per issue.

AFRONEWS
Newspaper published in London addressed to the African and Afro-Caribbean diaspora and to the black population at wide.It delivers reports on community issues and black business and culture and crucial immigration news and guides by top immigration solicitors.Awarded black community newspaper of the year 2009.25 000 copies per month.
 

MEDIA RESOURCES

Ethnic Now
UK ethnic information resource. It aims to keep mainstream and ethnic media in touch with forthcoming ethnic events and news stories.
www.ethnicnow.com

Media Diversity Institute (MDI)

Promotes an inclusive and accurate media. Works internationally to encourage and facilitate responsible media coverage of diversity. It aims to prevent the media from intentionally or unintentionallyspreading prejudice, intolerance and hatred which can lead to socialtensions, disputes and violent conflict.
 www.media-diversity.org  

 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Study Abroad England
Take your educational experiences outside of the traditional classroom and learn the rich culture and history of England with a study abroad program.
www.GSEAbroad.com

ForeignStudents.com
Valuable resource for international and EU students studying abroad in the UK, featuring jobs, university guides, accommodation and student discounts.
www.foreignstudents.com

LEGAL RESOURCES

Online Legal Documents UK
Net Lawman is the largest provider of top quality online legal documents, forms and templates in UK. www.netlawman.co.uk

HEALTH RESOURCES

Counselling Directory
If you're in need of support, this is a network that connects you with professional counsellors or psychotherapists.

 

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