Last Updated 23/02/2017

Advising people from other countries who are encountering difficulties
Churches, congregations, groups and individual Christians sometimes encounter people from other countries who are in crisis situations and have difficulty because many do not have access to the same entitlements as local people. Resident minority-ethnic people may also experience difficulties because of racist attitudes.

These situations often raise complex immigration issues. It is always best to ask an expert for advice in individual cases. (It is illegal to give immigration advice without a licence.)

EMBRACE has prepared a signposting document for responding to people in need. This document was prepared in 2014 and is being reviewed in response to changes in legislation and the groups which are able to provide advice and support. Advice Document: advice.
It is hoped that a revised advice document will be available shortly.