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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

We are able to assist with preparing and representation on immigration appeals.

We do not give advice on entry clearance applications to the UK from abroad, or on immigration applications to other countries from the UK.


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.

Brexit implications

The implications for European Economic Area (EEA) workers, students and family members.

Biometric Residence Permit cards

BRP cards, transferring indefinite leave, cost, application and biometric enrolment

English language requirements

English language requirements for indefinite leave to remain and citizenship

General immigration advice

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

Supporting documentation for Tier 2 applications

Advice on the documentation requirements for Tier 2 applications

Landlords - immigration status checks

Advice on the Immigration Act 2014 requirement for landlords to check a person's immigration status.


We're here for you

If you're an RCN member needing advice on immigration, you can contact the RCN any time from 8.30am to 8.30pm, 365 days a year.

Contact us