United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

At the end of 2020, there were 132,349 refugees under UNHCR's mandate in the UK, as well as 77,245 pending asylum cases and 4662 stateless persons. 

The UNHCR office in the UK works to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons through providing guidance, training and support to the authorities and others. UNHCR UK advocates on behalf of refugees, stateless persons and internally displaced persons globally. 

The office communicates with the general public to provide information on persons of concern in the UK and elsewhere to foster a balanced debate and inspire inclusiveness and empathy. We also provide, in some instances, advice to individual refugees, asylum-seekers, stateless persons and people working on their behalf but don't provide legal advice or financial support. We can also not represent individuals regarding any applications for 'Leave to Remain' in the UK.


For information about our work in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

  • Information for refugees and asylum-seekers in the UK – help.unhcr.org
  • Visit our country website - United Kingdom (English)
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representative in United Kingdom

Street Address:
10 Furnival Street, EC4A 1AB London, United Kingdom

Mailing Address:
10 Furnival Street, EC4A 1AB London, United Kingdom

+44 203 761 9500

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 0

Working Hours:
Monday: 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:30
Friday: 09:00 - 15:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's Day
02 April 2021, Good Friday
05 April 2021, Easter Monday
03 May 2021, Early May Day Bank Holiday
13 May 2021, Eid Al-Fitr
31 May 2021, Spring Bank Holiday
20 July 2021, Eid Al-Adha
30 August 2021, Summer Bank Holiday
27 December 2021, Christmas Day
28 December 2021, Boxing Day bank holiday