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Immigration Fee-Paying Service

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Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton is one of only a few local Citizens Advice offices across the county able to provide immigration & asylum advice to everyone. We have been providing an immigration advice service for over 20 years and have fully accredited advisors. All of our immigration work is regulated by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner. 

At Citizens Advice Bury & 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 our not-for-profit fee paying service.

Legal Aid

Due to 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.

Private Fee Paying

All casework that isn’t covered under legal aid is now available through our not-for-profit fee paying service. We ensure that our fees are consistently 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. If legal aid is an option for you, we will always offer our legal aid service instead of our fee-paying service. 

Here is our current costings list: Costings List

Here is our fee-paying service information leaflet: Service Information Leaflet

 

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Important Updates

Coronavirus
Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), all of our face to face services have been temporarily suspended until further notice.
You can still access advice by calling our AdviceLine on 0300 330 9071.

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