Immigration Rules & Domestic Abuse

We support migrant women experiencing domestic abuse who are subject to immigration control.  It is our experience that migrant women are unaware that their immigration status is precarious until after they have fled the abusive relationship.  

Women subject to immigration control have no recourse to public funds (NRPF) whereby they cannot access housing accommodation and welfare benefits.   This exacerbates the difficulties abused migrant women experience leaving them isolated and marginalised.  

Different immigration rules apply depending upon the immigration status of migrant women. 

We assist women in accordance with their immigration status and help them to obtain legal advice.

Where the relationship breaks down as a consequence of domestic abuse, migrant women may be able to regulate their immigration status and apply for leave to remain as a victim of domestic abuse.

Please contact us for further information, call 0141 353 0859