Information for new refugees

This guide is to help new refugees in Scotland understand the process after getting leave to remain. It provides general information only and not individual advice.

In this guide, you will find information on:

  • what's next after getting leave to remain
  • what new rights you have after getting leave to remain
  • what documents you need to help you access your rights
  • what benefits and social security you can apply for
  • what you need to open a bank account
  • what your homeless rights are
  • how to register with a GP and dentist

Need more help?

Call our free, confidential, helpline for an appointment with one of our experienced advisers. You can ask for an interpreter.

0808 196 7274

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