396. Issue of residence permits.

396.     Issue of residence permits.

The Secretary of State1 must issue to a person granted humanitarian protection in the United Kingdom2 a residence permit as soon as possible after the grant of humanitarian protection3. The residence permit may be valid for five years and renewable, unless compelling reasons of national security or public order otherwise require or where there are reasonable grounds for considering that the person granted humanitarian protection is a danger to the security of the United Kingdom or having been convicted by a final judgment of a serious crime, this person constitutes