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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 49087, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether an application for assistance from an Afghan national under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy which is rejected is automatically passed to the Home Department for consideration under the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

20 September 2021

There are no plans to automatically consider Afghan nationals who have not been successful in applying to come to the UK under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy for resettlement through the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS).

Further information on the eligibility, prioritisation and referral of people for the ACRS is set out in the policy statement published on gov.uk on 13 September, available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/afghanistan-resettlement-and-immigration-policy-statement.

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