HAFLS Share July 2018


Support for Citizens of Windrush and Commonwealth

Windrush 2018

The Home Office and Home Secretary have set up a dedicated support team for Windrush and Commonwealth citizens who may be concerned about their immigration status.

Those who live in the UK, or have lived in the UK in the past, and have concerns about their immigration status, are being encouraged to contact the Home Office if they want help. The Home Office has been clear that no one with the right to be in the UK will be asked to leave.

There is a dedicated team to handle enquiries and to provide assistance. This team can be contacted on 0800 678 1925. Telephone lines are open Monday to Saturday between 9am to 5pm and Sunday between 10am to 4pm, or the team can be contacted via email.

Individuals will be allocated a caseworker who will work with them to build a picture of their life in the UK, and aim to resolve their case within two weeks of relevant information being obtained.

The Home Office will also be setting-up and delivering Windrush surgeries to offer individuals concerned about their status the opportunity to speak in confidence to Home Office staff, and request support to resolve their case. These will be set up with local community groups and authorities. For more information and to sign up for email updates on announcements relating to Commonwealth and Windrush citizens, visit Gov.uk.


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