How to apply
Our Immigration Law Advanced Accreditation covers all types of immigration law work.
You must be accredited if you want to carry out and receive payment for immigration work under a Legal Aid Agency contract.
To apply for accreditation, you’ll need to:
- meet the eligibility requirements
- submit a detailed application
Step 1: Read the guidance
Before you begin your application, you must read the:
- general scheme application criteria and guidance (PDF 345 KB)
- Immigration Law Advanced Accreditation guidance (PDF 82 KB)
Step 2: Complete the application forms
Complete the following three forms:
- Section 1 – individual and organisation details (Word 218 KB)
- Section 2 – application form (Word 124 KB)
- Case report form (Word 332 KB)
Step 3: Submit your application
Your completed application is made up of:
- section 1 and 2 of your application form
- your case report form
Do not send files larger than 18 MB. If necessary, send your supporting documents in separate emails.
Step 4: Pay the application fee
We'll email or call you to confirm the amount payable once we’ve checked and started processing your application.
Step 5: Accreditation
Your application will be reviewed by an independent or external assessor from our panel of assessors.
We’ll let you know the outcome of your application once we’ve received your payment.
The accreditation process takes around six to eight weeks. It can take longer if we receive high volumes of applications or if you do not give us all the information we need.
If your application is unsuccessful, we’ll refund your membership fee.
You may appeal against our decision.
If you have any questions about the application process, contact our accreditations team.
Call: 020 7320 5797
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday