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You can get immigration advice if you need help with getting permission to stay in the UK.
Immigration advisers can help you with most things to do with immigration, including helping you to fill in the right forms and representing you at a tribunal.
Advisers don’t make immigration decisions and can only give you advice.
There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK until 2021. You and your family can apply for ‘settled status’ to continue living in the UK after June 2021. The scheme will open fully by March 2019.
Registered immigration advisers
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) regulates immigration advisers and makes sure they meet certain standards. For example, advisers must:
- carry insurance against giving poor advice
- keep up to date with current immigration advice.
OISC maintains a register of the immigration advisers that they regulate.
You can find OISC-registered advisers in your area. Check if the adviser charges a fee.
You can also find immigration advisers through:
- The Law Society if you live in England or Wales
- The Law Society of Scotland
- The Law Society of Northern Ireland
By law, immigration advisers must be registered with OISC or a member of an approved professional body, for example the Law Society.
You can complain about an immigration adviser if you think you’ve had a bad service.
You can’t get help or your money back if an adviser isn’t regulated.
Suspended immigration advisers
You can see a list of people who are banned from acting as immigration advisers.