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:

Step 2: complete the application forms

Complete the following three forms:

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.

Submit your application by email

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.

Read about the cost of the Immigration Law Advanced Accreditation

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.

Read our appeals policy

Contact us

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

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