Immigration advice is regulated. Immigration solicitors are regulated by the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in solicitor firms or in legal advice charities. Immigration advisers – these are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Immigration advisers can specialise in general immigration or in asylum and human rights law, or both.
National information and advice
Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
To find out about solicitors who specialise in immigration work, you can search on the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
You can also search for a solicitor by location and subject by using the Law Society website at http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/ or the Ministry of Justice website at http://find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk/
The Refugee Council provide practical support and advice to refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK.
General information on situations where immigration or nationality advice may be needed and details of organisations that can help. www.adviceguide.org.uk
General information about immigration queries on www.gov.uk/visas-immigration. If you want to apply to become a British citizen there is information about this at www.gov.uk/becoming-a-british-citizen.