Hackney Migrant Centre’s drop-in is currently closed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We will run a remote immigration and housing advice service for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis. This service will be run by phone.

To book an appointment:

Call 07961 014182 on Mondays, between 10am – 1pm.

During the call we will book an appointment for an assessment later that week.

The impact of Covid-19 means that we will not be able to offer all of the services we provided at our drop-in. Depending on the outcome of the assessment we can still offer remote immigration and housing advice as well as support around many other issues. We are open to any migrants who want advice, regardless of current immigration status.

PLEASE NOTE: We expect this service to be very busy and we may not be able to offer everyone who phones an appointment.

Other sources of advice

Please find a list of other services are available by clicking here. However, bear in mind that as a result of the coronavirus outbreak services may alter and may no longer be open.

Hackney Migrant Centre’s drop-in is currently closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you require advice, please call the number listed above.

During the drop-in we offer free advice and casework on:

  • Immigration
  • Homelessness and insecure housing, including destitution cases with “no recourse to public funds” (NRPF)
  • Poverty relief, including food bank vouchers and small grants
  • Health advocacy, for help with access to NHS services, GP registration and problems with NHS charges.

Important information

If you are attending the drop-in it is very important to bring with you any documents you have about your immigration status, including refusal letters and tribunal decisions, as this will help our advisers.

If you need immigration advice, and you have been to the First-Tier Tribunal before, you must bring the decision from that hearing, otherwise we cannot advise you. If you do not have it, you can call the Tribunal’s customer service line and get them to send it to you.

If you come to Hackney Migrant Centre for immigration or housing advice, please bring 6 months’ worth of bank statements with you, if you have a bank account.

Please note that Hackney Migrant Centre’s drop-in is closed until further notice as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will provide an update on alternative services as soon as we can.

We offer everyone who accesses our service, a free, nutritious, cooked meal and a safe and welcoming environment. We do not provide casework on benefit issues, debt, employment or mental health support, but will offer limited support and signposting to relevant services

Our drop-in takes place in the rooms at the back of St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Rise, London, E8 2LJ. Enter the building from the church car park on Colvestone Crescent.

How to find us

You can reach us by bus or overground.

Buses

236Stop P, Ridley Road Market. 1-minute walk

67, 76, 149, 243Stop T, Rio Cinema on Kingsland High Road. 5-minute walk

Overground

Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction