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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 48342, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2021 to Question 43388, how many Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy applications were received up to the period 1 to 31 August 2021; and how many of those applications were subsequently rejected.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 September 2021

From the start of the scheme in April to 31 August 2021, 60,000 applications for relocation to the UK under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) were received.

Approximately 52,350 were rejected, either at the initial triage or following detailed casework.

Of the total applications received during this period, 6,800 are still being processed by a casework team. In many cases, more information has been requested so that the most appropriate eligibility decision is made.

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