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Visas: Journalism

Question for Home Office

UIN 49225, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many humanitarian visas have been issued to foreign journalists who have fled their home counties due to their media work in the last year.

Answered on

20 September 2021

Journalists are eligible to apply under the skilled worker route of the Points-Based system, providing they meet the specified requirements.

Additionally, through the UK’s resettlement schemes we continue to welcome vulnerable refugees in need of protection to the UK, as identified and referred by UNHCR. Through these routes we have resettled more refugees than any EU country since 2015.

We do not have a humanitarian visa scheme.

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