The Notre Dame Refugee Centre assists refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other human rights applicants who are in the UK seeking protection or who need other immigration advice.
We support asylum seekers throughout the asylum process:
Before an asylum claim has been lodged with the Home Office
Whilst awaiting a decision.
After the decision has been received, and regardless of whether the applicant has been recognised by the Home Office as a refugee.
If recognised as a refugee, we can then assist with Family Reunion applications
We also support non-EU migrants who have not claimed asylum, but are seeking or have sought leave to remain under human rights legislation, usually through having established a private or family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Non-EU family members of EU citizen’s resident in the UK can also receive assistance from us to regularise their stay, or bring other family members to the UK.
We are able to represent clients at the Immigration tribunal where there is merit in their case and legal aid is not available.