Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is a voluntary organisation supporting people subject to immigration control for over 25 years. We offer free legal immigration advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults.

Our team of trustees, staff, and volunteers contribute skills, knowledge and experience which enables us to deliver high quality legal and support services.


As a registered charity GMIAU is administered by a Board of voluntary trustees.


We have a dedicated group of specialist immigration caseworkers, project workers and a number of support staff who are crucial to the success of the organisation.

Student Social Workers

We offer placement opportunities for third-year social work students and we work with them throughout the year.


Our many volunteers are irreplaceable to our services. They support our day-to-day activities across a range of projects.