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COVID MOBILE PHONE PROJECT

COVID MOBILE PHONE PROJECT

Over the last month, FIR’s volunteers have visited a number of hotels and hostels across London including Heathrow, Shepherds Bush and Earls Court where Iraqi and Kurdish newly arrived refugees have been placed by the Home Office. FIR has been giving the refugees mobile phones and sim cards.  This is to enable the refugees to stay in touch with their ... Read More »

Mobile Phone Request Form

Mobile Phone Request Form

Date: ………………………… FIR free mobile telephone scheme provides support to asylum seekers and newly arrived Refugees to ensure they have access to legal advice and FIR services, training activities and reconnecting into the community. It is important that you complete all sections of the form. APPLICANT:   Name: ………………………………………     Address: ……………………………………   ……………………………………………….     Borough: …………………………………..   ... Read More »

How to avoid the Corona virus

How to avoid the Corona virus

 Stay at home as much as possible When you leave your house stay two metres away from every one even people you know Whilst outside avoid touching your face. When you leave your house avoid enclosed places much as possible such as any public transport or shops. Always remember the virus spreads not only through coughing and sneezing but also ... Read More »

Social Assistance project

Social Assistance project

To aid those infected by coronavirus pandemic Read More »

Service update due to COVID-19

Service update due to COVID-19

Important message from Federation of Iraqi refugees (FIR) As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world and the government announces new measures to stem coronavirus FIR like so many other organizations is following the Government guidelines telling everyone should work from home wherever possible.  To comply with this many of our functions are moving to operating remotely in part or ... Read More »

Khako returned home!

Khako returned home!

Khako an Iraqi Kurdish refugee fled Iraq in 2015 looking for a new life and opportunities.  Kahko travelled to the UK.  Unfortunately Khako did not find the life he was looking for,he became homeless and ended his journey in a mental health hospital in Newcastle. The Federation of Iraq (FIR) was contacted by Khako’sparents in 2016 they were concerned about their son who had disappeared.  When ... Read More »

FIR Development worker assists 2 clients experiencing mental health issues

FIR Development worker assists 2 clients experiencing mental health issues

Client H The Federation was contacted from Iraq by Client H’s wife in 2016.  She informed the Federation that her husband was being held at a mental health hospital in Ealing.  He had been there for several years and she was experiencing great problems keeping in touch with him and was becoming increasingly worried about her husband.  She explained that ... Read More »

Become a British citizen

Become a British citizen

Become a British citizen Check if you can apply If your spouse is a British citizen How to apply Where to send your application After you’ve applied Citizenship ceremonies After your citizenship ceremony 1. Check if you can apply There are different ways to become a British citizen. The most common is called ‘naturalisation’. You can apply for British citizenship ... Read More »

Claim asylum in the UK

Claim asylum in the UK

Claim asylum in the UK Overview Eligibility Documents you must provide Register your asylum claim After your screening Asylum interview Get a decision Help you can get If you’re under 18 1- Overview You must apply for asylum if you want to stay in the UK as a refugee. To be eligible you must have left your country and be unable to go ... Read More »

Marriages and civil partnerships in the UK

Marriages and civil partnerships in the UK

Overview What you need to do Giving notice at your local register office Documents to take to the register office Foreign nationals Religious ceremonies Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies 1. Overview You can get married or form a civil partnership in the UK if you’re: 16 or over free to marry or form a civil partnership (single, divorced or widowed) ... Read More »