THE number of immigration-related enquires to Oxford's Citizens Advice service has soared by 14 per cent in the past year.

As a result the charity is now offering more comprehensive information on the subject for free.

Specifically Citizens Advice hubs across Oxfordshire said they can help with more detailed questions to the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC ) Level 3.

Read also: Philip Pullman calls the Conservatives a 'bunch of crooks'

This is the highest level of learning for immigration advise applicants and translation services can also be provided free of charge.

Al Bell, chief officer of Citizens Advice Oxford said: “We are excited to announce this extension to our immigration advice, we know there is increasing demand for this type of advice and people are struggling to find free support in this area.

“We will now be able to support more people with immigration enquiries and put peoples’ minds at ease on what can be a very stressful issue.”

Read also: Ed Vaizey welcomed back by Conservatives after Brexit rebellion

OISC regulates immigration advisers, ensuring they are fit and competent and act in the best interest of their clients.

People are advised to get in touch with their local Citizens Advice for guidance and support with any immigration issues by visiting

Citizens Advice Oxfordshire is supported by more than 667 volunteers and 52 paid staff. In the last year, it has helped 24,500 people across the county.