Our freedom is something we hold dear. Yet for some people in the UK freedom cannot be taken for granted. Anyone in the UK subject to immigration control can be detained by an immigration officer with no time limit. The decision to detain doesn’t have to be authorised by a court. People in detention don’t have automatic legal representation.

Over 32,000 people are detained every year.

Immigration detention damages lives.

Together we can fight the injustice of detention.

The number of detainees without a solicitor needing our assistance is growing. BID is the only charity providing a free bail service to detainees.  By keeping our costs to a minimum we make the most of any support we receive. Our work would not be possible without the generous contribution of time from volunteers who we train to carry out legal casework under supervision.  We are also indebted to our barristers who represent our clients pro-bono.

If you would like to send donation using either cheque or CAF voucher, please send to:

Kamal Yasin, Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID), 1b Finsbury Park Road, London N4 2LA or if you would like more information about making a donation, please contact

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Helpline for detainees

Tel: 020 7456 9750
Fax: 020 3745 5226

Helpline open Monday to Thursday between 10am and 12 midday


020 7456 9762 (Monday to Friday)
Please note, it is not possible to get information or advice via this number.

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