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This briefing tells you how to get full help with your healthcare expenses.
If your ASPEN CARD does not work, or you have not received it, or have lost it...
The ARC is a credit card-sized plastic card issued by the Home Office to individuals who claim asylum. It contains information about the holder’s identity or claimed identity although it is not evidence of identity.
The Home Office may grant permission to work to asylum seekers whose claim has been outstanding for more than 12 months through no fault of their own.
Includes information on humanitarian corridors, border crossing, travelling further, asylum, practical resources, shelters/accommodation, phone calls and communication, information and journalism, medical support, psychological support, resources for companies and job seekers, legal support, and how to offer support.
Free, independent and multilingual advice and information for people from BME, refugee and migrant communities.
All young people and children aged 5-21 years are supposed to be able to access Free Bus Travel Scheme from 31 January. But sadly the system blocks asylum seekers and those not born in the U.K., sending them on a fruitless merry go round.
A guide to the UK immigration and asylum system
Links to food banks
Discover useful contacts and resources for people from BME, refugee, asylum-seeking, and migrant communities. Access a wide range of support organisations that offer multilingual and multicultural services. Resources throughout Scotland and the entire UK. To have your organisation or service included in the online Directory, simply sign up for a login. To claim an existing listing, or to alert us to errors, send an email to email@example.com, and we'll be happy to assist you.
This briefing tells you how to get a bank account. Content created by Positive Action in Housing. See also: https://www.paih.org/resources/Bank-accounts-uk-asylumseekers
The Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) is a government-issued physical card carried by Refugees and immigrants in the UK as a form of identification. In addition to your name and birthplace, the permit will also contain biometric information (your photo and fingerprints), and information about the specific status that you hold.
Home Office guide for asylum seekers staying in temporary accommodation while their claim for asylum is assessed.
Asylum applications have to be submitted in person in Croydon, yet most asylum seekers can’t afford the cost of travel without assistance. The Emergency Relief Fund offers travel grants to people seeking asylum to enable you to attend important appointments with the Home Office.
The Afghanistan COI Repository presents current country information on Afghanistan using national, regional and international sources. Supported by Refugee Action and developed jointly by Asylos, ARC Foundation and Clifford Chance, this will be updated every Thursday until further notice.
The government has released a policy statement on eligibility for the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme. The update contains details on Afghan relocations and assistance policy, integration support, and other cohorts of Afghan nationals and their family members. Published: 13 Sept 2021
Afghan Academy’s helpline provides emergency services for the Afghan community, local authorities and sector agencies in need of support. The A-Z Guide is kept updated and lists support agencies and contacts.
Greater Manchester Immigration Advice Unit has set up information about Afghanistan and summarises the options for people seeking asylum in the UK from Afghanistan, with GMIAU’s advice.
Policy and information notes from gov.uk
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