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Asylum: Afghanistan

Question for Home Office

UIN 51893, tabled on 20 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Notices of Intent have been issued to Afghan asylum seekers in the UK (a) prior to and (b) since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on 15 August 2021.

Answered on

28 September 2021

The latest published Immigration Statistics detail the number of notices of intent issued and can be found online at: How many people do we grant asylum or protection to? - GOV.UK (

A breakdown of these figures into nationality is not currently available.Afghan asylum seekers continue to be issued with notices of intent where appropriate. Inadmissibility rules apply to all nationals where it is considered that there has been an earlier presence or connection to a safe third country.

We have been clear that people should claim asylum in the first safe country that they reach and should not seek to enter the UK illegally. Our New Plan for Immigration underpins this principle.

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