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Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID)
AVID is the national umbrella charity for groups visiting immigration detainees. The site has a good collection of links.
A short guide to sources in the Virtual Library's 'A-Z how to find information' section.
http://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/ webingres/ bedfordshire/ vlib/ 0.information_reference/ immigr_nat_asylum.htm
Electronic Immigration Network (EIN)
The Electronic Immigration Network covers issues relating to immigration, refugee and nationality law in the United Kingdom. More in depth information is provided for members of EIN.
European Council on Refugees and Exiles
ECRE is a pan European organisation of refugee-assisting agencies working towards fair and humane policies for the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.
GOV.UK: British Citizenship
The key site for official information and application forms. How to become a citizen, book the Life in the UK test, obtain a passport.
http:/// www.gov.uk/ browse/ citizenship/ citizenship
GOV.UK: Visas and Immigration
Gov.uk provides information, guidance and application forms plus policy and law, on immigration, nationality, and refugees.
http:/// www.gov.uk/ government/ organisations/ uk-visas-and-immigration
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is 'an independent national charity which exists to campaign for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy.' Find news, briefings on law and policy and training courses.
OISC Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
The OISC ensures that immigration advisers fulfill the requirements of good practice. Its web site includes a searchable register of advisers who are regulated by the OISC. NB other advisers such as practising solicitors, barristers and legal executives are not included and do not come under the remit of the OISC.
http:/// www.gov.uk/ government/ organisations/ office-of-the-immigration-services-commissioner
Shelter: Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Information and assistance on housing and support from Shelter England, the housing information charity
http://england.shelter.org.uk/ get_advice/ homelessness/ whats_your_situation/ asylum_seekers_and_refugees