Multilingual information: English

Advice and information in English for Refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Our English resource section contains information leaflets for people seeking asylum and refugees who speak English and want to find out more about the asylum process, support, how we can help and their rights and entitlements.

Information leaflets

How we can help

Legal representatives

Women

Children

Things to consider while going through the asylum process

Things to consider after you receive asylum in Scotland

How we can help

Getting involved in your community - how we can help (270Kb, PDF)

Advice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) refugees in
Scotland (455Kb, PDF)

Client Charter (144Kb, PDF)

Scottish Refugee Complaint Form (32Kb, PDF)

Free food and clothing locations in Glasgow (PDF)

Legal representatives

Legal representatives contact list – Glasgow (282Kb, PDF)

Legal representatives contact list – Edinburgh (144Kb,PDF)

Women

Asylum-seeking women: violence and health advice leaflets - where to get information, advice and help (185Kb, PDF)

Women: Help if you are facing abuse from a partner or family member (42Kb, PDF)

Things to consider while going through the asylum process

Problems with your accommodation (264Kb, PDF)

Problems with your Application Registration Card (ARC) (259Kb, PDF)

Adding an adult dependant to your asylum support (262Kb, PDF)

Adding an adult dependant to your asylum support checklist (285Kb, PDF).

Applying for a UK driver’s licence (191Kb, PDF)

How to use interpreting services (171Kb, PDF)

How to access health care in Scotland (455Kb, PDF)

Life in Scotland (319Kb, PDF)

Children/young people

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Guide (9 chapters). 
The information pack is available to download chapter by chapter.

Introduction Table of Contents (1.5Mb, PDF)

Welcome to Scotland English 632Kb, PDF)

Your Asylum Claim English (1.9Mb, PDF)

Your Rights English (1.8Mb, PDF)

Glossary English (1.5Mb, PDF)

Directory English (1.5Mb, PDF)

The Big Map English (671.3Kb, PDF)

The Asylum Process English (194Kb, PDF)

The People Supporting You English (190.3Kb, PDF)

Section 4 support

Section 4 support (298Kb, PDF)

Section 4 support ‘Azure’ payment card

Applying for Section 4 if you are pregnant (275Kb, PDF)

Applying for cash only support: moving in with family or a friend 

Things to consider after you receive asylum in Scotland

Citizenship

Seek advice before applying for British Citizenship (30Kb, PDF)

Family reunion

Family Reunion: Refugees or people granted Humanitarian Protection (125Kb, PDF)

Family Reunion: Non-Refugees with Indefinite Leave to Remain (155Kb, PDF)

Finding work

Finding work – a guide for refugees (6.6Mb,PDF)

Banking/managing money

How to open a bank account (for those with refugee status, humanitarian protection, discretionary leave to remain (DLR) or indefinite leave to remain (ILR)

Learn to manage your money in Scotland - Financial Literacy Project ( 178Kb, PDF)

Budgeting sheet to help you manage your money (57Kb, PDF)

Housing

A housing guide for refugees in Scotland - housing options in Glasgow (271Kb, PDF)

A housing guide for refugees in Scotland - housing options outside Glasgow (284Kb, PDF)

A housing guide for refugees in Scotland - is your accommodation too small (256Kb, PDF)

A housing guide for refugees - harassment and hate crime (261Kb, PDF)

A housing guide for refugees in Scotland - repairs (262Kb, PDF)

A housing guide for refugees in Scotland - renting from a private landlord (268Kb, PDF)

A housing guide for refugees in Scotland - rent responsibilities and paying  housing costs (276Kb, PDF)

A housing guide for refugees in Scotland - energy costs (271Kb, PDF)

A housing guide for refugees in Scotland - how to furnish your flat in Glasgow