At Citizens Advice Bolton, all our initial advice is free - including Immigration Advice.
In addition to this advice service we can also offer casework support with any applications.
This additional casework is available through two means – the first one is through the Legal Aid service and the second is via a fee paying service.
Unfortunately, changes to the legal aid system means that only a small amount of Asylum applications as well as Victims of Domestic Violence are able to have a case funded by the legal aid service.
All casework that isn’t covered under legal aid is now available through our fee paying service, where you pay at not for profit rates. We are cheaper than other companies because we don’t pay shareholders and we don’t have staff members on huge amounts of money. All initial advice is still free.
Should you contact our specialist immigration advice team, they will be able to give you free advice as to your options and rights. Should you require further casework support, they will also be able to advice you on whether legal aid is available for this before considering the fee paying option.
Find out more about the fee paying service we offer.