Hackney Migrant Centre is closed until September 2022.

If you need help right now please contact the below organisations. 

Haringey Migrant Support Centre
For new visitors or existing visitors with a totally new issue
Thursdays 10am
020 4566 7412
The advice line will be closed on 7th July

Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network
Online referral or call reception for help to complete referral Monday – Friday
020 8694 0323

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Immigration advice
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 -13:30
Wednesdays 10.30 – 13.30 Welfare and housing advice
0207 440 2669

Immigration advice
Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm, Thursdays 10am – 12.30pm
020 7749 7608

South London Refugee Association
Urgent immigration advice for families with NRPF, homeless destitution advice, asylum support advice
0203 4903 443

Housing and homeless advice
Monday – Friday 8am-8pm; Weekends 9am-5pm
0808 800 4444

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. If you are able to afford to pay a solicitor, please take a look at this list of private solicitors

Our advice service offers 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.


What to bring

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.

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