Information and Guidance

Immigration Practitioners 

Click here for Immigration Solicitors in Belfast who have experience in dealing with Asylum Claims. This is not a comprehensive list of Immigration Practitioners.

Country Profiles

Follow the links for general country information and human rights reports.

Amnesty international

Home Office

Human Rights Watch

U.S. Department of State

Health Care and GP Registration

  • If you have, at any time, made a claim for asylum in the UK, you are entitled to access National Health Service (NHS) care in Northern Ireland without charge.
  • If you are housed in Initial Accommodation, you will be referred by the accommodation provider for a health screening on arrival in your accommodation. This is carried out by the Northern Ireland New Entrant Service (NINES).
  • If you are seeking asylum and need to register with a GP:
    • Information can be sought from the Housing Officer (Mears) who arranged your Initial Accommodation or contact the Red Cross in Belfast on 02890 323055.
    • Or go to a GP surgery close to where you live, present your Asylum Registration Card (ARC) and Bail 201 document, and request a GP registration form.
    • After registering with a GP surgery, you will receive a Medical card.
  • All asylum seekers are entitled to an HC2 certificate. This certificate provides full help with health costs, such as NHS dental treatment, NHS sight tests, costs of glasses and contact lenses, NHS wigs and fabric support, refund of necessary cost of travel to and from hospital for HS treatment. A HC2 certificate should be posted to your NASS accommodation by the Business Services Organisation two weeks after moving onto Section 95 support. If you have not received a HC2 certificate or need to apply for a new one, contact Bryson Care/Migrant Help on 02892 448447.
  • Anyone on Section 4 Support can avail of a HC2 certificate by completing an HC1 form, which can be collected at any Jobs and Benefits office.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of GP surgeries in Belfast.

South Belfast

Name Address Contact
North Parade Medical Centre

6 North Parade, BT7 2GG,

028 9064 7158
C L Corkey 485 Ormeau Road, BT7 3GR 028 9064 1506
Elmwood Medical Group

1 Dunluce Avenue, BT9 7HR

028 9020 4060
Ormeau Medical Group 137 Ormeau Road, BT7 1SH 028 9032 3251

North Belfast

Name Address Contact
Willow Medical Practice

5 Churchill Street, BT15 2BP

028 9074 4222
Dr G Allen 195 Skegoneill Avenue, BT15 3LL 028 9077 2471
Clifton Street Surgery

15-17 Clifton Street, BT13 1AD

028 9032 2330
Cliftonville Medical Practice

59-61 Cliftonville Road, BT14 6JN

028 9074 7361

West Belfast

Name Address Contact
Dr P Diamond 186 Falls Road, BT12 6AG 028 9032 3062
Springfield Road Surgery

66-70 Springfield Road, BT12 7AH

028 9020 7730
Cavendish Surgery 129 Falls Road, BT12 6AD 028 9032 3302

East Belfast

Name Address Contact
Mount Oriel Medical Centre 4 Mount Oriel, BT8 7HR 028 9070 1653
Bryson Street Surgery

2-6 Bryson Street, BT4 4ES

028 9045 8722
Harland Medical Practice (Arches Health Centre) Westminster Avenue, BT4 1NS 028 9056 3200
Eastside Surgery

56 Templemore Avenue, BT5 4FT

028 9045 1000