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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 50652, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time taken was for processing applications to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme since 1 August 2021.

Answered on

20 September 2021

Since 1 August 2021 the applications received for the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) have increased exponentially. This has affected the processing times of each case, which varies enormously.

We do not record or hold the metrics for the processing times of applications, and any number of factors can affect how long it takes for an applicant to progress through each stage of the process, for example their location, access to IT, employment history verification, security checks, or family circumstances.