Opportunity for charities to become registered advisors on EU settlement

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) have announced an opportunity for charities to become registered advisors to EU Citizens on UK Settlement. This new scheme allows charities to register at Level 1 in a streamlined process that takes 4 to 6 weeks.

The scheme is aimed at smaller, community-based charities and other organisations, including faith-based and local advice groups. However, please note that there is strict guidance on what you can and cannot advise on at Level 1. 

Only organisations registered with the OISC are permitted to give any form of immigration advice. Here is a useful document on Immigration Assistance that details what assistance can be given without being registered, which is generally restricted to signposting to a regulated organisation.

Further information

Full details of the scheme can be found here.