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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 43652, tabled on 6 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will confirm that (a) applicants who have previously applied to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy do not need to reapply and (b) the timing of their application did not affect whether they were prioritised under the triage system.

Answered on

9 September 2021

The Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) remains open and our commitment to those who worked alongside UK forces in Afghanistan is ongoing. We continue to receive a large quantity of enquiries and applications and have plans in place to work through the backlog of correspondence to ensure they are all responded to in the most appropriate way. All previous applications will be processed as swiftly as possible.

Prioritisation of cases is done according to the individual's status, and the potential threat they face, and not by when they were received.

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