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Refugee Transition Guide

A support guide for people who have recently received Refugee Status, Humanitarian Protection, or Discretionary Leave to Remain.

The Refugee Transition Guide is a FREE guide for people who have recently received refugee status, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave and those who support them. It was commissioned by Belfast City Council and developed by Law Centre NI. Scroll down to download. 

The Guide was updated in December 2023 in English, Arabic, Farsi (Persian), Tigrinya & Somali to reflect recent changes.

  • Your new rights
  • Biometric Residence Permit – updated!
  • End of Support – updated!
  • Housing – updated!
  • Social Security – updated!
  • Working & National Insurance – updated!
  • Family Reunion
  • British Citizenship
  • NEW – Share Codes
  • NEW – E-Visas

Download a QR code poster for your office, community centre here.