Immigration Advice Service

If you're an RCN member and you are already in the UK, you can get free, confidential support and assistance on immigration issues

We can advise you on:

  • Points based system tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5
  • Points based system dependants
  • Changing or extending your current visa
  • Applications based on marriage/civil partnership
  • European Economic Area national queries
  • Indefinite leave to remain
  • British citizenship
  • Home office refusal on an application to remain in the UK

EEA national members and non-EEA national members can access our service.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment, call the RCN on 0345 772 6100. You can call between 8.30am and 8.30pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Appeals and visa applications

Our Solicitors will be able to assist with preparing and representation on immigration appeals.


Confidentiality is central to the service we offer. 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. For more information about our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, please refer to the RCN’s Data Protection Officer at RCN HQ.

Our solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 

Further information

You can also get help on a range of workplace issues.

General immigration advice

Bank accounts, driving licences, right to work, health charges, removals from the UK, appeal rights & administrative review

Biometric Residence Permit cards (BRP)

BRP cards, applications, how to transfer indefinite leave, costs and biometric enrolment

Landlord Immigration status checks

The Immigration Act 2014 requires landlords to check a person's immigration status


UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service

Status of EU nationals

Advice for EU or EEA nationals on current rights and applying for residency

The Windrush Scheme

Advice on the Windrush Scheme, how it works, and how to apply

Tier 2 applications

Advice on the supporting documentation requirements for Tier 2 visa applications

ILR applications

Advice on the supporting documentation requirements for Indefinite Leave to Remain applications

Language requirements

English language requirements for Indefinite Leave to Remain and British citizenship

Immigration Health Surcharge

Advice on who has to pay the surcharge, and how much it will cost

NMC requirements for Overseas Nurses

Advice on NMC requirements for overseas nurses wanting to join the register

Preparing for IELTS, OET and OSCE exams

Resources and useful links to help you prepare for your exams 

We're here for you

If you're an RCN member needing advice on immigration matters, contact the RCN on 0345 772 6100. Lines are open 8:30am to 8.30pm, 7 days a week. 

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