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Immigration and asylum law information

Our immigration and asylum law online guides give accurate and accessible information about the law and your legal rights to help women access justice and safety from violence against women and girls (VAWG).

The legal information on this page is not legal advice.

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EU Settlement Scheme

Victims of domestic abuse with PSS as family members under EUSS

This guide is for women who have pre-settled status as a family member and want to find out if they can continue to live in the UK after their relationship has broken down due to domestic abuse.

Applying for a new Biometric Residence Card

This explains applying for a new Biometric Residence Card following a grant of status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Non-EU national parents / primary carers of British children

This is a legal update for non-EU national parents/primary carers of British children on the right to apply for immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Immigration

Indefinite leave for victims of domestic abuse

This guide explains the law that is relevant for women who want to live in the UK and have or had permission to be in the UK as a partner and whose relationship has broken down due to domestic abuse.

Migrant Victims of Domestic Abuse Concession (MVDAC)

This guide explains a short-term form of permission to live in the UK to enable them to access public funds after their relationship with their partner has broken down due to domestic abuse.

Summary of the Migrant Victims of Domestic Abuse Concession (MVDAC)

A short summary explaining the ‘migrant victims of domestic abuse concession’ which has replaced the ‘destitute domestic violence concession’.

Victims of domestic abuse with PSS as family members under EUSS

This guide is for women who have pre-settled status as a family member and want to find out if they can continue to live in the UK after their relationship has broken down due to domestic abuse.

Criminal law information

Our criminal law guides include accessible online information on: sexual and domestic violence, harassment, stalking, online abuse, forced marriage, FGM, the criminal justice process, and more.

Family law information

Our family law guides include accessible online information on: domestic abuse, children and the law, family court, legal aid, marriage, divorce, civil partnership, finances, living together, and more.

Sexual harassment at work information

Our employment law guides include accessible online information on: sexual harassment and discrimination at work, legal aid, and covid guidance.

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