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Monday to Friday
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(Closed weekends and Public Holidays)

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Tuesdays from 8am
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Who we are

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit exists to ensure access to justice for people living in the local community who are survivors of torture, trafficking, abuse and conflict as well as divided families and others who are in need and affected by immigration controls.

What We Do

We provide free, confidential and independent specialist legal immigration and asylum advice and representation to people seeking entry or leave to remain in the UK.

We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to provide the service free to people who qualify for assistance under the Legal Help scheme, and we have a contract with Manchester City Council to provide an integrated immigration advice service to people who live in Manchester. Please see the menu on the left hand side for further details.

We also raise funds to represent people who are not eligible for Legal Aid for a number of reasons but who are very vulnerable. This includes young people, people who are destitute or women who are claiming asylum and who have been subject to violence.

GMIAU is a Registered Charity 112390 and Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England 2838845

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  • Tuesday 23 September 2014, 5 pm, Justice For All Meeting (03 Aug 2014)

    Access To Advice and Justice Alliance North are holding a public meeting on Tuesday 23 September 2014 at 5pm at Cross Street Chapel on cuts to Legal Aid and advice services, and the future of publicly funded legal advice when the Labour Party Conference is on in Manchester.


Justice First Fellowship Opportunity

GMIAU is delighted to have been offered the opportunity by the Legal Education Foundation to provide a training contract to an applicant who is committed to social welfare law and immigration and human rights in particular. For further details about the post, and others around the country as part of the same scheme, click here for further details. Applications are invited from Monday 8 September 2014 until Tuesday 30 September 2014.

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