Immigration Advice Service
Key to the advice we offer on coming to the UK to work is that given by the RCN's immigration advisers. Our advisers are authorised by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide immigration advice and services. This service is free and confidential.
The RCN Immigration Advice Service
OISC Registration Number: N200100001
We provide a service to overseas nurses, overseas nursing students and overseas health care support workers. We provide information, advice, representation and onward referral where appropriate.
The appointment-based service is available to those in RCN membership or expressing a clear intention to join the RCN, once eligible. Please contact us if you need advice on:
- Points Based System (PBS) Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5
- PBS dependents
- Change or extension of your current visa
- Applications based on marriage/civil partnership
- European Economic Area (EEA) national queries
- Indefinite leave to remain
- British citizenship.
Appeals and visa applications
We do not provide representation or funding for immigration appeals and cases will be referred to other OISC regulated immigration services. We also cannot give advice on visa applications for countries outside the UK.
Confidentiality is central to the service we offer, which adheres to the Code of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Any information concerning clients of the service, including whether or not they have contacted the service, will remain confidential to the service. No information will be passed to any outside organisation or individual, or to other staff or members of the RCN, without the client's specific request or explicit permission to do so. A copy of the RCN Immigration Advice Service Confidentiality Policy is available, on request from the RCN Immigration Advice Service.
Opening hours and contact details
The RCN Immigration Advice Service is open between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with our advisers able to take calls personally between 12 noon to 2pm, Monday to Friday. If a call is made to the service outside of this time (12 noon to 2pm) but between 9am to 5pm, we will, if necessary, return the call as soon as possible. Alternatively, the office manager will arrange a face to face/telephone consultation appointment with an immigration adviser.
Our contact details are:
RCN Immigration Advice Service
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0345 408 4391
Who can use the service?
The RCN Immigration Advice Service has the expectation that the caller, if not already an RCN member, will become a member of the RCN as soon as they are eligible to do so. If you are not already a member, you can request details of how to become a member. You can find out more about joining in the Membership section of this site.