Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit exists to ensure access to justice for people living in the local community who are survivors of torture, trafficking, abuse and conflict as well as divided families and others who are in need and affected by immigration controls.
We provide free, confidential and independent specialist legal immigration and asylum advice and representation to people seeking entry or leave to remain in the UK.
We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to provide the service free to people who qualify for assistance under the Legal Help scheme, and we have a contract with Manchester City Council to provide an integrated immigration advice service to people who live in Manchester. Please see the our website for further details.
We also raise funds to represent people who are not eligible for Legal Aid for a number of reasons but who are very vulnerable. This includes young people, people who are destitute or women who are claiming asylum and who have been subject to violence.