The immigration and asylum advice service is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioners (OISC) and the NNRF advisers are accredited to OISC Level 1. They provide legal advice and assistance with making applications for Home Office Travel Documents and applications for registration or naturalisation as a British Citizen. Additional legal support is offered to clients requiring assistance establishing their case prior to referring and or liaising with legal representatives.
The majority of non-asylum immigration work no longer funded under legal aid has created obstacles for our client group as legal fees will be required. There have been a high number of enquiries relating to human rights and refugee family reunion applications as a result of the legal aid changes. Despite these problems we have been able to establish good links with local legal aid providers in the Midlands.