Meeting transport costs: helping asylum seekers access vital services and support
We help asylum seekers meet their transport costs to enable them to attend important meetings, access vital services and connect with people in the community.
Something as simple as access to public transport can allow an individual to meet with their lawyer or doctor, go to the food bank or take part in community events. Transport can be a key enabler for integration into life in Scotland.
Mobility is also crucial for the asylum process, as asylum applications have to be submitted in person in England, yet many asylum seekers cannot afford travel without our help.
Who can apply for help with transport costs?
If you live in Scotland and have no access to government support, for example because you are appealing a negative asylum decision, then we may be able to help with your transport costs.
How do I apply for a bus pass?
If you are an asylum seeker in Scotland who would like to apply for a bus pass, please get in touch with one of the following organisations who we work in partnership with. They can arrange for you to receive a one day bus pass for the Greater Glasgow area or for Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Edinburgh and Lothians
What if I need to travel to England to apply for asylum or submit further paperwork?
If you are an asylum seeker living in Scotland and need to travel to England to apply for asylum or submit further paperwork, we may be able to help pay for your travel costs to Croydon and Liverpool. Please contact us to find out more.
Other transport support
We also provide bus passes for pregnant asylum seekers and new mothers.